Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE®) and Seven States Power Corporation are launching a partnership to deliver an innovative, managed cybersecurity service for local power companies (“LPCs”) across the Tennessee Valley. The new joint service, called the Grid Cyber Protection Service (GCPS), will protect critical infrastructure while overcoming the staffing and budgetary challenges of going alone.
Seven States Power Corporation is an energy solutions cooperative that is owned and operated by the 153 LPCs across seven states of the Tennessee Valley. Seven States serves a unique role by helping LPCs design, develop, and deploy the latest technology solutions including cybersecurity, electric vehicle charging, and renewable energy installations. The Grid Cyber Protection Service will be offered to Seven States’ network of regional LPCs.
Through the Grid Cyber Protection Service, INTUITIVE provides an enterprise-grade, affordable cybersecurity-as-a-service model to address hacktivist, criminal, and nation-state cyber threats as well as evolving government and industry regulations. Based on INTUITIVE’s DECIDE™ Platform, GCPS is a comprehensive approach to critical infrastructure cybersecurity while remaining modular and integrated with existing investments in cybersecurity tools for even greater flexibility.
LPCs across the Valley will benefit from INTUITIVE’s expert assessments, continuous monitoring, rapid response, and custom reporting services while Seven States will provide an essential understanding of the unique regional utility landscape through its unmatched relationships with stakeholders.
“INTUITIVE’s innovative and intelligence-driven model for cybersecurity keeps critical infrastructure organizations like us both compliant and resilient in the face of determined cyber adversaries,” said David Champigny, CIO of Huntsville Utilities. “Their unique financial and delivery model will likely become a standard for critical infrastructure cyber services.”
GCPS will make the entire region’s electrical grid stronger by supporting LPCs with a full-time cybersecurity staff, vulnerability and risk assessments, continuous monitoring and reporting, managed threat detection and correlation, digital forensics, malware/ ransomware protection, threat hunting, reconnaissance, and endpoint protection.
The following professional services can also be obtained separately on an ad-hoc basis: penetration testing, physical security assessments, IT and security architectural services, compliant cloud migration or evaluation, and phishing campaigns.
INTUITIVE Senior Advisor Chuck Speaks added, “Critical infrastructure, including local power companies, are major targets of sophisticated threat actors. This partnership with Seven States will allow INTUITIVE cybersecurity subject matter experts to provide a one-of-a-kind service that addresses LPCs’ unique cyber challenges while overcoming common staffing and budgetary pressures. We are truly excited to partner on such an important mission that directly impacts the lives of everyone in the Tennessee Valley region.”
“Seven States exists to support our member-owner LPCs and act as an extension of their own resources, including cybersecurity,” said Betsey Kirk McCall, President and CEO of Seven States Power Corporation. “We are proud to launch the Grid Cyber Protection Service because we know our LPCs will greatly benefit from INTUITIVE’s expertise in this essential area.”
ABOUT INTUITIVE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION:
INTUITIVE® is an aerospace engineering and analysis firm headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama that provides production support, software and systems engineering, programmatic support, product development, rapid prototyping, and technology management to the Department of Defense, other State and Federal Government agencies, and commercial companies. Our approach couples the latest technology with engineering expertise, analytical proficiency, and keen managerial oversight. From design through production to sustainment, we proudly provide management and technical solutions throughout all phases of the system’s life cycle.
ABOUT SEVEN STATES POWER CORPORATION
Seven States Power Corporation is an energy and technology solutions provider for local power companies in the Tennessee Valley. As a non-profit membership cooperative, it is 100% owned and operated by the 153 power utilities across the seven states region in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s service area. Seven States leverages innovative technology to design, develop, and deploy sustainable solutions in the areas of electrification, renewables, and connectivity. It strategically deploys solutions that supports grid resiliency, economic development, and decarbonization across the Tennessee Valley.