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RAD is Part of the US-Israel Energy Center Winner for the Energy Cyber Sector

$6M awarded to a consortium including RAD and managed by the BIRD Foundation
Apr 26, 2021

Tel Aviv, Israel, April 26, 2021: RAD, a leader in service assured networking for critical infrastructure, today announced that it is part of the consortium that has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Israel’s Ministry of Energy and the Israel Innovation Authority to receive up to $6 million under the US-Israel Energy Center competitive funding opportunity in the area of cyber security for energy infrastructure. The total value of the investment with cost-shared arrangements could reach up to $12M for a period of three years.

The consortium, led by Arizona State University (U.S. Leader) and Ben-Gurion University (Israeli Leader), will perform research and development entitled: “Comprehensive Cybersecurity Technology for Critical Power Infrastructure AI Based Centralized Defense and Edge Resilience.”

The consortium includes the following partners:

U.S. Partners: Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Nexant, DelekUS Holdings, Duquesne Light Company, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, The MITRE Corporation, Arizona Public Service.
Israeli Partners: RAD, OTORIO, SIGA OT Solutions, Arava Power.

RAD’s contribution will relate to securing critical communications for the energy sector, in particular secure Ultra-Reliable Low Latency communications (SURLLC). In addition, RAD will be developing an SFP with generic cybersecurity features to be used in a variety of relevant use cases.

The goal of the US-Israel Energy Center (full name: The US-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology) is to promote energy security and economic development through R&D of innovative energy technologies, while facilitating cooperation between the U.S. and Israeli companies, research institutes and universities. The Energy Center is managed by the BIRD Foundation.

“We are proud to take part in such an important undertaking,” said Dr. Yaakov Stein, RAD’s CTO. “Ensuring cyber security of critical infrastructures such as the energy sector is a national priority for both the US and Israel. To that end, we intend to harness our capacity for groundbreaking innovation, for which RAD has been renowned for 40 years, together with our esteemed consortium partners, each of which is an acknowledged leader in its respective field.”

For more information about the US-Israel Energy Center, please click HERE.

Energy Center Contacts:
Israel: Ms. Tal Fischelovitch, [email protected]; U.S.: Ms. Shiri Freund Koren, [email protected]

About RAD

RAD is a leader in Service Assured Networking (SAN) solutions for critical infrastructure. We address all communication needs of the utilities, transportation and government sectors with always-on reliability and mission-critical protection. We offer best-of-breed SAN solutions that are used for cyber-secure industrial IoT (IIoT), LoRaWAN® and operational WANs, edge computing, distribution automation, and TDM to packet migration, as well as Smart/Safe City deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units and is a member of the $1.5 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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