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February 15, 2013

President Obama Directs Federal Government to Step Up Cyber Security

The digital age has pushed us into an era where advancement and risk walk alongside each other. With the growing power of the Internet and increasingly sophisticated nature of cyber attacks, cyber security has become a complex challenge today.

President Barack Obama addressed this issue with an Executive order to improve cyber security, urging the federal government to treat cyber intrusions at sensitive sites seriously and make security a priority. The Federal government is expected to enter into a partnership with the owners and operators to secure the critical systems.

Cermetek Microelectronics, Inc. , which provides communications solutions for a wide variety of industries, is expected to play an important role in securing critical infrastructure with its iController- a  sensor network, which works with the RSVP (Remote Sensor Viewing Platform) software resident on the company’s secure Web server.

The iController acts as a secondary network that works independent of the primary control systems; any failure at the primary level will be quickly detected, unauthorized access blocked and harmful actions neutralized. Each iController network supports multiple sensors that monitor various parameters.

Data travels through these sensors to the secure Web server over a dedicated link. Here the RSVP software comes into play. It integrates the data into the data base and compares incoming data with preprogrammed limits. Any violation of limits causes the software to send alerts via text and e-mail messages.

As the sensor nodes include battery back-up power, they are not disabled even if there is an outage or the power is cut.

Cermetek Microelectronics, Inc. announced a family of fully functional, fully self-contained GSM Generation 2 terminals. The CH32GGT product family enables Internet connectivity to be easily added to existing equipment. It includes Full Type Approval and is certified for connection by the world’s largest carriers.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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