Tozny, Inc a Portland-based company spun off from Galois, Inc., lands $1.86 million from NIST, in collaboration with Globe Sherpa and IOTAS to demonstrate privacy-enhancing information management/sharing technologies. The pilot will focus on allowing consumers to securely store and share private information across IoT-enabled smart homes and transportation systems. Source: NIST Awards $1.86Mn IoT…

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PacStar is a sponsor/exhibitor of this event, and we’ll have a display showing our initiatives in microgrids, distributed energy resource management, and cyber security for energy equipment.   I’ll staff our display April 8-10th next week, so please come by and check out what we are up to! See here for details:  Military & Government…

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.   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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Yet another entree into the IoT fray, and another great way for startups to secure the funding they need, so long as they can articulate a tie-in with the strategic objectives of Cisco. Cisco Drops $150M In Investment Funding For Internet Of Things Startups – Small Business Technology News – Entrepreneur News – Entrepreneur Resources.

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Continued rapid growth forecasted in building automation systems, for a large number of use cases.   The energy consumption in commercial buildings is so large that there continues to be plenty of opportunity to find savings. » Networking and Communications Equipment for Commercial Building Automation Systems Will Reach $34.7 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2021…

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Solar and storage can work together to form an effective renewable, distributed generation solution, and Japan and Panasonic in particular are driving hard to make it happen.   However, there are still plenty of opportunities in this. From Panasonic’s  manager: “That’s supported the deployment of battery systems in about 15,000 homes across the country, he…

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One person’s threat is another person’s opportunity.   If Tesla spurs the continued downward trend of Li-on prices in general, it should open up a lot of opportunity for distributed storage in ways currently unimaginable to most. Tesla’s Giga Battery Factory Threatens the Auto, Utility and Building Controls Markets : Greentech Media.

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