Encrypted Grid is on a mission to prevent Rogue Hackers or Nation States from causing regional or national blackouts across North America.
This is accomplished by encrypting real-time and supervisory IEC-61850 protocols to prevent attacks designed to disrupt operations and even damage equipment.
Encrypted Grid’s patent pending technology is a data conversion and encryption system capable of securing and transmitting energy sector protocols in real time.
We encrypt and mask communication traffic to the point that even should a malicious actor gain access to your network, they will be unable to disrupt, spoof or even monitor device level communications.
Brian Penny is a classically trained musician and audio engineer. He has a natural proclivity for sound design and computation. This odd perspective compelled him to combine his artistic fervor with mathematics. Thus began his tampering with Analog to digital convertors for the purpose of manipulating sound. After looking at the processed data, he realized that his method was altering the length of the waveforms in real time.
His understanding of encryption was more than enough to generate the "light bulb" moment and the realization that he could implement this technique for the purpose of real-time encryption.
Brian Penny brought this encryption process to his lifelong friend and current business partner Bryan Kane, at which point they developed the original patent together.
In 2016 Bryan Kane shared the encryption patent with his friend of ten years, Pat Hull to discuss the prospect of partnering. Pat's clandestine knowledge of boolean algebra and binary language in general gave him the ability to recognize the potential in real-time variable word length encryption. His tried and true business acumen made the multiple paths to market perfectly clear. Pat swiftly understood that with further investment and development, the technology would be the solution to countless existing and future encryption issues and become the universal protocol for the IoT (Internet of Things).
“Quantum computing is coming; and, with it, the security of modern cryptography will be compromised . . .”
Pat Hull is a prolific entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience launching and guiding successful companies and investments. He has a passion for marketing innovations and has led two companies through public acquisitions.
Founder & CEO of Turbine Controls & Excitation Group, Inc. John Downing is a power generation thought leader with over 30 years of experience in the design, manufacture, operation, troubleshooting and repair of complex power generation control systems.
Carroll Hurst was a founding partner of Keiter in 1978 and is now a Director at Keiter and Keiter Advisors, focusing on transaction consulting. Carroll applies his knowledge and expertise to provide transactionadvisory services to privately-owned businesses.
Brian Penny is a musician and sound engineer. His career spans work in studios, live performance, and teaching. His obsession with sound design led to tampering with clocks to create unusual sounds. He combined binary word lengths and clocks to create Encrypted Sensors.
Bryan Kane uses a simple approach to his business endeavors: networking and understanding people. Bryan is the business development for GUM studios, a film production studio based in NYC and has previous collaborations in the technology and entertainment arena.
President & CEO of AP&M, LLC. US Army Helicopter Pilot & 20+ years in the Energy Equipment Distribution and Aftermarket Services
Chairman of Ario, LLC; Retired Mid-Atlantic Region Lead Executive, Verizon. Founding Chairman and CEO of Soulidifly Productions, LLC
The electric power grid is the backbone of America, generating and transmitting the energy to empower all sectors of our economy. Reliance on the electric grid is our fundamental need. Because of this, it has long been considered a logical target for a catastrophic cyberattack.
- John Downing, President, Encrypted Grid LLC - Published in Cyber Defense Magazine
“. . . Just as the pandemic was unthinkable, nobody could think of an attack that could bring down the electric system, or the transport system, or the internet, but it can happen. The technology is there… I believe, Mr. President, the next Pearl Harbor will be cyber. That's going to be the attack that attempts to bring this country to its knees, and as we've learned in the pandemic, we have vulnerability, and we have to prepare for it.”
- Senator Angus King - June 30, 2020
Quantum computing is coming; and, with it, the security of modern cryptography will be compromised.”
- Mitchell Palmer