• All research receives industry feedback from the energy sector.

• Research university partners have rigorous testing facili-ties to evaluate cybersecurity tools prior to deployment to the energy industrial partners.

• All research is beta tested with an energy industry partner so other industry partners can evaluate results.

• Research solution efficacy is developed, verified and vali-dated for transition to practice and commercialization in the energy sector.

• The intense research and development focus allows for the involvement of students from all partner institutions to help provide industry a robust cybersecurity workforce.