Galois Announces Analyzer for Handling Runtime permissions in Android 6.0

Hey Mobile App Developers – Galois just announced a tool to help migrate apps to Android 6, while making the best use of the new Runtime Permissions feature. The Galois tool, Fuse Analyzer: Permissions, analyzes binary Andorid APKs to find the locations where you, as a developer, need to handle permissions more carefully in Android 6. The new Runtime Permissions…

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PacStar Microgrid Lab: Alive and Generating Power

PacStar’s microgrid lab is well underway, with a solar on the roof, smart inverter, protection relay and loads installed.   This enables us to develop, integrate and test software against real devices, not just simulations.   Amazing how many steps even a small installation requires – engineering, permits, interconnection agreements with PGE, inspections, etc.

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Announced: Smart Grid Demonstration Project Regional Symposium

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Reception and dinner to follow Davenport Hotel Spokane, Washington More about the symposium The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project is nearing completion after five years. Through the efforts of Battelle, the Bonneville Power Administration, eleven utilities from the five-state region, six project-level technology providers,…

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They Forgot to Use Best Practices. 2014 Mega Year in Data Breaches. Take Back Your Network.

.   Over one billion records lost in data breaches last year.   Download the full report from Breach Level Index here. Time to get a lot more proactive about your network defense.  Perhaps you might want to contact me about Galois’ new proactive defense technology, CyberChaff slowing down attackers and providing actionable intelligence about network…

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QualityLogic Issues Latest Release of SEP 2 Test Tools

QualityLogic continues leading the industry in test tools for Smart Grid protocols.   SEP 2.0 is an incredibly powerful communications protocol designed to enable very smart devices attached to the home and grid.   But, as a nascent protocol, could run afoul of non-conformant implementations.   Let’s hope tools like this head that off. QualityLogic…

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Know anyone that likes their work?

This article is a good reminder about paying attention to employee morale, and the aspects of work life that are contributing to wide spread dissatisfaction.   Why should you care as an employer?   Cost savings, pure and simple.   The level of effective contribution to a company from a motivated employee, vs. a demotivated…

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