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Power Tripped

December 7, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Alternative title for this week’s blog? “Baby it’s cold outside”, especially if you happen to live in a particular county in North Carolina. You might have thought that Vivint’s acquisition would be my big topic, but I think I’m going to let that one stew for a week and see what shakes out of it. It’s also topical because we’re just days out of November, which was National Infrastructure Awareness Month. If you weren’t aware of national infrastructure...

domestic terrorists, Homeland security, Moore County, National Infrastructure Awareness Month, power grid, Security, Vivint

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Bi-Partisan legislation aims to make open source public infrastructure


Bipartisan legislation aims to make open source public infrastructure

September 26, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New bipartisan legislation introduced on Sept. 22, 2022, seeks to protect critical infrastructure through strengthening the security of open source software (OSS). The Securing Open Source Software Act (SOSSA) was introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peter (D-MI) alongside members of the Governmental Affairs Committee and Homeland Security as a means of enhancing open source software in light of serious security issues. In particular they note Log4J incident...

Gary Peter, Homeland security, Log4j, open source, Rob Portman, Securing Open Source Software Act (SOSSA), Trey Herr

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Also Noted

Advantech joins Security-Net

June 10, 2013SSN Staff

EXTON, Pa.—Security-Net, a provider of security integration services, today announced that Advantech, a Dover, Del.-based integrator, has joined the national integrator, according to a company statement. Advantech is the provider's 20th member. Serving Delaware, Virginia and Maryland, Advantech provides valuable geographic coverage in the Mid-Atlantic region. Advantech designs and installs surveillance, access control, fire systems, life safety and intrusion protection, focusing primarily on...

Advantech, Homeland security, Honeywell Integrated Security, physical security, Security-Net, SSN

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