There is a growing concern amongst utility executives about the security of their smart grid networks. Until recently the utility grid has relied upon mostly analog as opposed to digital equipment. With the change to more digital devices in order to employ more smart grid technology, there is an increased risk for a security breach. A new startup called GridCOM is developing an entirely new encryption method called quantum cryptology. Encryption codes are generated using photons and physics as opposed to the conventional mathematically based method. Still in the early phase of developing its technology, GridCOM hopes to have a functioning twenty mile radius in the San Diego area by the end of this year.
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