Experts from NERC and US Department of Energy joined the Veracity Team

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – June 14, 2018 — Veracity Industrial Networks, an award-winning developer of Industrial SDN-based technology for operational networks, today announced the addition of several industry luminaries to the Veracity Advisory board.

“We knew upfront that we’d need a team of knowledgeable experts to effectively address today’s issues in cyber protection for our critical infrastructure,” said Paul Myer, Veracity CEO. “We continue to seek and add the right people to this team.”

Recent additions to the Veracity Advisory Board include:

  • Mike Smith, currently Founder and CEO at Acacia Security, is a former Senior Cyber Policy Advisor at the US Department of Energy.
  • Nick Santora, CEO of Curricula, a leading firm providing Cyber Security Awareness Training.  Nick was formerly a CIP Cybersecurity Specialist at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
  • Hank Kenchington. former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats at the US Department of Energy.

Veracity’s platform was developed in part in a Department of Energy project to find new ways to secure operational networks in the US power grid, known as “Chess Master.” The project, which includes engineers from Veracity, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) and Sempra Renewables, will focus on developing technology to reduce cyberattacks aimed at energy delivery systems.

“Addressing the cyber challenges facing our energy delivery systems requires a strong public-private partnership” Myer adds.  “We’re focused on getting the expertise in house to address these big issues.”

Veracity offers a full demonstration lab that potential customers can use to explore the Veracity Platform in a virtual, simulated network environment. To learn more and request a demonstration, go to

About Veracity Industrial Networks

Veracity delivers a resilient, secure industrial network that provides an on-premises, centralized configuration, control, and monitoring solution that tracks all connected devices and their communications. The Veracity platform is an award-winning, secure-by-default network that moves beyond the detection and alerting of cyber events into a resilient network that reduces the attack surface by design.

Veracity’s Industrial SDN network massively reduces the complexity of the network by repurposing the switch infrastructure to ensure communication between devices is determined by the system’s design. Veracity provides an innovative and comprehensive platform for critical networks that enables your business mission. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @veracityio.

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