Today’s cyber attacks aren’t just a threat to computer networks. Those with malicious intent can disrupt important infrastructure systems such as utilities and power grids.

The trick is to identify when such attacks are underway.

The Department of Energy has awarded the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) $1.7 million to help detect cyber attacks on our nation’s utility companies.

While much of campus melts in the heat and humidity of July, five researchers will migrate south to winter in Santiago, Chile, to develop a startup venture aimed at providing sanitation to remote and low-income communities.

Sanivation was one of 110 companies awarded $40,000 from Startup Chile, a six-month Chilean government program encouraging entrepreneurial activity in the South American country.

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