IronNet, Inc. announced an expanded partnership with the New York Power Authority to secure the state of New Yorks public energy ecosystem. Based on IronNets proprietary machine learning and artificial intelligence, the cloud-based cybersecurity solution will provide Collective Defense capabilities to NYPA and its key supply chain partners to strengthen the states ability to protect the grid through a unified cyber defense strategy. Supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS), NYPAs adoption of IronNets Collective Defense solution will enable New York municipal utilities, partners, and other relevant critical infrastructure state agencies to create a dynamic, radar-like view of the attack landscape that provides visibility into a wider and deeper range of threats across the states entire power grid. Powered by a network detection and response system that tracks network anomalies with behavioral analytics, NYPAs key supply chain partners can use IronNets Collective Defense platform to collaborate in real time to better detect and defend against attacks. This approach further enhances the resilience of New Yorks grid amidst the escalating prevalence of attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure. Following the success of an initial pilot with five NYPA municipalities, todays announcement of the expanded partnership will enable the remaining utility companies included in the NYPA supply chain to leverage IronNets advanced threat detection capabilities as part of the NYPA Collective Defense community. Defenders of the states IT and power infrastructure will receive alerts on anomalous network behaviors correlated with other Collective Defense participants from the U.S. energy sector at large. In the event of a coordinated attack, the community also benefits from expert guidance from the top cybersecurity professionals of IronNets Security Operations Center. IronNets Collective Defense platform serves as an early warning system for all, using only anonymized threat information. This innovative and scalable approach to defending the NYPA energy ecosystem offers a blueprint on how to bridge gaps between the public and private sectors to enhance the protection of U.S. critical infrastructure, as called for in the May 2021 Presidential Executive Order for Improving the Nations Cybersecurity.