NASA Prepares to Launch Internal COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program | #TpromoCom #NASA #Government #Privacy #COVID19 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread in the U.S., NASA is tapping commercial software to start an internal contact tracing program (Source: NextGov.com).
According to an information collection notice posted Tuesday in the Federal Register, the voluntary program “will be used to determine whether NASA personnel have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus and to track and trace their interactions across the NASA community for identifying possible points of exposure.”
Once the program is stood up, NASA plans to designate a health care-focused employee to act as the NASA Contact Tracer to lead the effort.
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#College Pals From #China Became Among Most Prolific #Hackers Ever, U.S. Says | #TpromoCom #Hacker #CyberSecurity | Justice Department accuses pair of hacking Covid-19 research, military secrets and dissidents
They were former classmates who studied computer technologies at an electrical engineering college in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. But instead of a conventional post-college career path, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi embarked on a global hacking spree that became one of the most prolific ever tracked by the FBI, according to Justice Department officials and an indictment unsealed Tuesday.
Security Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Awards | #TpromoCom #SIA #Security #Awards | Leica Geosystems took the top honors in SIA’s annual awards program recognizing innovative security products in partnership with ISC West.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2020 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners – who were recognized July 9 during a virtual awards show – was Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, receiving the 2020 Best New Product Award.
Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase has been the security industry’s premier product awards program. New products are reviewed by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience, and in 2020, following significant deliberations, the 30 judges presented awards for technologies covering 23 product and service categories.
Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, received the Best New Product honor for its 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247, submitted in the Emerging Technologies category.
The 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247 is “a first-of-its-kind reality capture sensor for building security and operations,” said Leica Geosystems. “It is the latest product in the company’s BLK product line, a collection of reality capture, scanning and photogrammetry hardware and software. The BLK247 offers continuous, 24/7 LiDAR-based 3D monitoring and change detection within spaces. It does this using LiDAR, 3D digital fencing and continuous scanning to monitor buildings and spaces 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
The prestigious Judges’ Choice Award was presented to Suprema Inc. for the Airfob Patch product, submitted in the Access Control Devices & Peripherals Hardware – Wireless category.
“Airfob Patch is the world’s first mobile-to-RF-card signal translator, enabling mobile phones to communicate with the existing RF card readers,” said Suprema Inc. “Wire, batteries nor construction is required for installation. Airfob Patch charges itself by using the existing RF field signals transmitted from the RF reader. It transforms the RF fields into its own power source.”
Additionally, John Spooner – executive vice president at Alarm Detection Systems and an active volunteer judge in the SIA New Product Showcase program – received the New Product Showcase Merit Award, which recognizes an individual or company who, through their support of the New Product Showcase, demonstrates a commitment to the vision and mission of the program, contributes to its success and promotes the advancement of SIA and the security industry overall.
“SIA is proud to present John Spooner with the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Merit Award; John has not missed a single SIA New Product Showcase event since he began as an active volunteer judge in the program 17 years ago,” said Chris Grniet, chair of the SIA New Product Showcase Committee. “He has always been a fair and honest participant and has never hesitated to jump in and help whenever we need him. He has been exemplary in his commitment, participation and ability to help the group reach consensus.”
“Following hours of panel-driven judging and technology demonstrations, SIA is thrilled to recognize the 2020 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards for their innovative products, services and contributions representing the best new offerings in the market,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “SIA applauds all the honorees who received awards in 2020 and particularly Leica Geosystems and Suprema Inc. for standing out in this highly competitive field of entrants to earn the Best New Product and Judges’ Choice distinctions. Additionally, we congratulate John Spooner on receiving the 2020 New Product Showcase Merit Award in recognition of his many valuable contributions to this premier program.”
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James is offering several different Lenel parts (around 200 doors worth) that is taking up room in the shop. Here is a couple sets I put together. Is there any interest? If so, make me a reasonable offer.
We have a member looking for a Siemens distributor to work with
Kenneth is selling window bars 150 black flat panels for back doors 100 I have two different style cages one is 150 older model newer model 250 I have two hard seat old school 100 are newer model 125 center console as well 125 Touch screen radio 175 with remote push bar for 100 will install anything I posted for a price. Cage install 125 includes hard seat. siren 200 Window bars and back panels 50.
Brandon has a Honeywell Wireless Home Security Panel – Lynx Plus for sale.
Daniel has a new Adams Rite 8420SE37236 Electrified mortise exit device in dark bronze finish, 36 inch, 1 1/8 backset… Comes with everything still in the bags, and new 1 1/8 lock in the box.
AtlasIED Manufactures and Donates 26,000 PPE Face Shields Across the U.S. | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #FirstResponder #Audio | AtlasIED is doing its part to protect the well-being of medical personnel by manufacturing and distributing thousands of units of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Face Shields free of charge to hospitals, triage centers, nursing homes, and other medical facilities nationwide, as well as local emergency responders, fire departments and police departments.
Nearly 1,200 orders have been filled since assembly and distribution of the personal protection equipment began on April 10 at AtlasIED’s Ennis, Texas, manufacturing facility. Support will be ongoing, as AtlasIED has enough material to produce as many as 26,000 shields.
The manufacture and distribution of the face shields was a huge undertaking that involved the modification of AtlasIED’s existing assembly line, sourcing of materials, programming of a laser cutting machine, reallocation of bandwidth and employees, implementing a dust-free environment to keep the shields clean, and developing an online request form.
“In these uncertain times, AtlasIED felt it necessary to do what it could to ensure the safety of the nation’s healthcare workers,” says AtlasIED President John Ivey. “Through the commitment of our employees, we were able to execute timely development and distribution of face shields to medical facilities throughout the country. At the same time, we are able to keep everyone at the manufacturing facility fully employed.”
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Trump administration moves against Chinese telecom firms citing national security | #TpromoCom #NationalSecurity #China #TeleCommunications | The Trump administration is moving aggressively on national security grounds against Chinese telecom firms, with key agencies this week recommending that a subsidiary of China’s largest landline provider have its U.S. license revoked.
The advice to pull a license from China Telecom Americas was prompted by long-standing concerns that the firm, whose parent company is state-owned, poses unacceptable risks of Chinese espionage and disruption of U.S. networks, U.S. officials said.
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Utility Monitoring: A New and Exciting RMR Opportunity for Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers
The monitoring of intrusion alarm systems, closed circuit television, access control, fire alarms and other is a common way to create a bountiful and reliable supply of cash flow. Not only does it provide operating capital, but when it comes to retirement, when it’s time to sell the business, it will jack the going price by many times.
If you’re a security integrator or an alarm dealer, you can add considerably to the RMR you’re making every month now by adding Utility Monitoring to your list of monitored systems. Believe me, someone’s going to do it, and so why not you?
Find out more about it by contacting me, Al Colombo, a 45-year veteran of the security industry. Fill out the form below and I’ll connect with you on a day and time when we can chat. If you want to chat by phone, be sure to leave your number in the comment window.
Tech Companies, National Security, Trade Secrets, and the Increased Controls on the Export of Emerging Technologies | #TpromoCom #Secrecy #NationalDefense #Security | In an effort to further combat the international theft of intellectual property, the U.S. government has taken multiple steps to restrict certain companies’ ability to operate within the United States and to prevent those companies from profiting off of their illegal activities.
The governmental activity also underscored the increasingly important role that tech companies have in the administration’s national security policies.
#WHO, coronavirus testing lab hit by #hackers as opportunistic attacks ramp up | #TpromoCom #COVID19 | The World Health Organization has reportedly seen attempted cyberattacks double since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and a vaccine testing facility has also been targeted with ransomware.
According to Reuters, WHO has seen a marked increase in attempted cyberattacks – with one of the most recent reportedly perpetrated by a hacker group called DarkHotel. The unsuccessful attack spoofed a webpage to look like a login portal for agency employees in an attempt to steal passwords.
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#Security Integrators and #Alarm Dealers looking for new sources of #RMR | #Verdafero #Energy | Verdafero of San Jose is a 3rd party service provider, offering Cloud-based utility monitoring to commercial and industrial clients through companies like yours. If you’re looking for a new source of RMR, look no further–here it is: https://bit.ly/3adrBa1