As cyber threats rise, so does business for Christiansburg company protecting power grids, nuclear plants

CHRISTIANSBURG — As the digital world continues to reel from another crippling international cyber attack this week, a New River Valley security tech firm says new customers are piling up at the front door.

FoxGuard Solutions offers services to keep software up to date on critical infrastructure, such as power grids, wind turbines and nuclear power plants. The stakes are high, as an intrusion in this industry could cause major casualties and shut down entire cities.

Company CEO Marty Muscatello said every time another sophisticated hacker wreaks havoc, more and more businesses see the value in what his team is building.

“The awareness is really positive, whether it’s business for us or not,” Muscatello said. “I’m telling you, people don’t think this way — yet.”

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, took a tour of FoxGuard’s office on Friday, hearing about what the company is doing to keep power grids safe in places like Washington,

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