GridCOM Technologies' Dr. Duncan Earl Named One of Smart Grid Today's 50 Pioneers of 2013

Nov 08, 2013, 08:30 ET from GridCOM Technologies

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GridCOM Technologies, the leader in quantum cyber security solutions for energy infrastructure, is pleased to announce that Dr. Duncan Earl has been recognized as one of Smart Grid Today's 50 Pioneers of 2013. Dr. Earl joins a prestigious list of industry leaders working inside conglomerates like GE and IBM to entrepreneurs at small firms like Retroficiency and TEMIX. It also includes many utility executives, regulators and political figures working on smart grid solutions to electricity challenges around the world.

Dr. Earl's work in quantum cryptography led to his co-founding of GridCOM Technologies ( a private company established in 2012. GridCOM is the world's first company dedicated to developing and offering a quantum-based cyber security solution for M2M communications. Based on the same quantum optic phenomena used in quantum cryptographic systems, GridCOM is developing an encryption solution for both wired and wireless devices that can deliver secure, long-term encryption, compatible with the needs of control-based M2M communications/protocols.

"It is a great honor to be selected and to join my distinguished colleagues as pioneers of the Smart Grid," Dr. Earl stated. "I hope this recognition also helps to raise awareness of how important continued innovation is to ultimately realizing a smart grid that is both reliable and secure."

Smart Grid Today named the 50 Smart Grid Pioneers of 2013, drawing upon its coverage of the industry over the last year. These are the experts and risk-takers to whom we turned to explain in detail the industry's most newsworthy moves, insights, advances, setbacks and new concerns. According to the 2013 Smart Grid Pioneers report, "The success of modernizing and digitizing the power grid around the world depends on the vision, hard work, determination and dedication of the electric power industry's many stakeholders."

Smart Grid Today's mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry.

About GridCOM Technologies, Inc.

San Diego-based GridCOM Technologies is a private company founded in 2012 to protect global energy infrastructure from cyber attack through the development and commercialization of quantum-based, machine-to-machine communication encryption technology. Dr. Duncan Earl, founder and CTO, is one of the world's leading experts on applying quantum cryptography to grid security. He is a 20 year veteran of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, having served with the Cyberspace Sciences and Information Intelligence Research group. Learn more at

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