Corey McClelland is Vice President at Qubitekk. Scott Packard is Program Manager at Qubitekk.
Harkening back to May 2020 when the FCC made a key segment of spectrum available for electric utilities to use for broadband data platforms to support the modern electric grid, private network users now will benefit from an Anterix cybersecurity collective. Anterix brought together a team of cyber-physical solutions providers to drive security around scads of connected equipment with deployment of 900 megahertz spectrum based private LTE. PUF talks here with members of the collective: Qubitekk's Corey McClelland and Scott Packard, Onclave Network's Scott Martin, and Sierra Nevada's Pete Fischer, to dig into these essential services.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Talk about what Qubitekk does as that relates to electric utilities.
Corey McClelland: The original intent of San Diego Gas and Electric working with Qubitekk and also PG&E and SoCal Edison was from a cybersecurity perspective. They wanted to look at a communications security product that was cutting edge, innovative, and out of the box. Qubitekk fit that because it was so different, utilizing quantum entanglement for security purposes.
The product is much more than that. What we do is use quantum entangled states, to send a cryptographic key down the line. That's specifically for the security product of the utilities.