BOSCH Security

BOSCH

Kay Kimball President,
The Security Oracle, Inc.

Dear Ms. Kimball,

I am excited that Bosch Security Systems is partnering with The Security Oracle (TSO) to stay ahead of changing customer expectations and digital disruption for the NERC CIP-014 Physical Security of Electric Infrastructure, Smart/Safe City, and Retail/Public Venue Protection initiatives.

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May 3, 2018

050318 TUSCO Booth2018 Perimeter, Security Technology and Facilities Protection Expo

May 3, 2018
Birmingham, AL

The Security Oracle staffed a booth at the Tusco Perimeter Solutions Event in Birmingham where we were able to display, explain and demonstrate our AI driven security appliance aka Robots in the Sky™ with RCADS™ technology to large utility and security directors from around the nation.

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Attack on Power Grid Underscores Terrorism Threat

New York Times, August, 2014 -  A carefully-staged sniper attack on a California power station last year may well have been a rehearsal for a much larger assault on America’s highly vulnerable power grid with unimaginably vast and extended disruptive consequences. On April 16, just after midnight, a small group of armed people slipped into an …

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Wang & Associates

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The Security Oracle Inc.’s Artificial Intelligence Security Appliance is a Game-Changer for Grid Resilience

The Security Oracle Inc.’s Artificial Intelligence Security Appliance is a Game-Changer for Grid Resilience

Teaming with Bosch Security Systems, Inc.,Gallagher Security and LRAD Corporation, The Security Oracle Inc. (TSO) promotes defense-in-depth best practices for protecting critical assets and transforms physical security from passive detection to real-time situational awareness and accelerated response to demobilize intruders with non-lethal actuators, i.e. directed high intensity sound, lights, and strobes.

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April 24-25, 2018

Robots on Rails - TREAS RailwayRobots on the Rails™ and TREAS™ - Threat on Railways Early Alert System

April 24-25, 2018
Orlando, FL.

Watch the world premier of the video Robots on the Rails™

Watch the world premier of the video RCADS™ Active Shooter Robotic Defense Platform: Inside Facilities Protection


 

The Security Oracle is Changing the World of Security Using 21st Century Artificial Intelligence Driven Platforms.

The 21st Century has born a new age of terror, facing world wide threats.

The Security Oracle Began with an idea: use proven non lethal, defense technologies, and integrate them on a platform, driven by our AI software, aka Intelligent Coordinator™.

The Security Oracle’s disruptive robotic solution, Robots on the Rails™ and TREAS™,Threat on Railways Early Alert System, and RCADS™, Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System software can operate with or without human in the loop and backed by a human eye in the control center.

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2018 Secure Rail Conference

Robots on Rails - TREAS RailwayRobots on the Rails™ and TREAS™ - Threat on Railways Early Alert System

April 24-25, 2018
Orlando, FL.

The Security Oracle is Changing the World of Security Using 21st Century Artificial Intelligence Driven Platforms.

The 21st Century has born a new age of terror, facing world wide threats.

The Security Oracle Began with an idea: use proven non lethal, defense technologies, and integrate them on a platform, driven by our AI software, aka Intelligent Coordinator™.

The Security Oracle’s disruptive robotic solution, Robots on the Rails™ and TREAS™,Threat on RailwaysEarly Alert System, and RCADS™, Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System software can operate with or without human in the loop and backed by a human eye in the control center.

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2018 Perimeter Security, Technology, & Facilities Protection Expo

2018 Perimeter Security, Technology, & Facilities Protection ExpoMay 3, 2018 at Barber Motorsports Park Museum, Birmingham, AL

The Security Oracle attended and displayed at Motorsports, AL, on May 3, where our TSO team demonstrated our AI Driven Security Appliance, aka Robots in the Sky™ with RCADS™ technology to large Utilities and Security Directors from around the nation.

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The Carlisle & Finch Co.

The Carlisle & Finch Co.

Kay Kimball
President, The Security Oracle, Inc.

Dear Ms. Kimball,

I was impressed by the presentation that The Security Oracle, Inc. (TSO) presented to the Carlisle & Finch Management Team on October 12, 2017. Carlisle & Finch Searchlights have been used for commercial tugs, ferries, freighters, etc., the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, many Foreign Militaries across the world, as well as U.S. State and Federal Prison System.

Carlisle & Finch is glad that TSO is using TSO’s artificial intelligence coordinator in the integration of our commercial Searchlights into TSO’s security appliance, RCADS™ with high density IP addressable daytime and night vision cameras, and IR illuminators, and other non-lethal actuators for remote command and control centers.

The Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism, which was enacted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, began as a response to Congress documented weaknesses in port security and general concern about U.S. food and material supply chain. TSO’s Defense-in-depth best practices for securing borders, transforming physical security from passive detection to real-time situational awareness and accelerated response to demobilize intruders with non-lethal actuators, i.e. directed high intensity sound, lights, and strobes is a world changing idea. A thorough check of millions of shipping containers would leave too much room for error as evidenced in the TSA process of airport safety screening, not to mention a slowdown in the vital economic areas of trade and shipping.TSO’s autonomously tracks, targets and neutralizes adversaries miles out from the protected areas and video analytics can solve this major deficiencies of port security.

Carlisle & Finch believes TSO's disruptive robotic solution, RCADS™ (Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System/ Robots in the Sky™) empowers DHS agents to dynamically reconfigure access control and emergency communications systems to adapt to new security threats in sub-second response time will significantly enhances DHS agents’ capabilities for border control by providing them with the tools and capabilities to identify, assess and prioritize, develop response plans, monitor and report risk at a fraction of the cost of constructing “aesthetically pleasing” and “physically imposing” border walls.

Carlisle & Finch takes pride in our customer-focused business approach, together with TSO, Carlisle & Finch will support clients through specialized consulting services--guiding customers through the implementation process, communicating with those involved in risk management, asset planning, and physical security to ensure that implementation is completed and any issues are resolved so client can be successful utilizing the integrated solution.

We believe this best of breed integrated artificial intelligence (AI) solution shall effectively strengthen border control and stemming the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants while reducing the cost of labor-intensive processes of seizing land from private landowners along the 1,954-mile border in Texas to build a wall that is opposed by congressional delegates - making security investment resilient.

Sincerely,

Garth S. Finch
Senior Vice President
The Carlisle & Finch Co.

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March 26, 2018

Charles L Butler kicks off the 7th Annual Power Resilience conference Chicago, ILCharles L Butler Kicks Off the 7th Annual Power Grid Resilience, Chicago

The TSO exhibit booth, at the 7th Annual Power Grid Resilience Summit in Chicago, was designed to emulate a control center.  We had Bosch, LRAD, Carlisle & Finch, PacStar and Gallagher as well as our new 3D Radar company, Fortem, represented onboard our market disrupting AI Driven Robotic Active Defense Platform, RCADS™ (patent pending), aka Robots in the Sky™.

 

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Order 802 Mandates New Security Standards

Security Standards increase the safety of our nation's Electric ProvidersThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves Reliability Standard CIP-014-1 (Physical Security). The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the FERC-certified Electric Reliability Organization, submitted Reliability Standard CIP-014-1 for Commission approval in response to a Commission order issued on March 7, 2014. The purpose of Reliability Standard CIP- 014-1 is to enhance physical security measures for the most critical Bulk-Power System facilities and thereby lessen the overall vulnerability of the Bulk-Power System against physical attacks. In addition, the Commission directs NERC to develop one modification to Reliability Standard CIP-014-1 and submit an informational filing.

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Gallagher Group Limited

gallagher group limited

12/4/17
Charles Butler CEO,
The Security Oracle, Inc.

Dear Charles,

The positive feedback and great interest shown to your presentation at the Gallagher Cincinnati Channel Partner Conference in October 2017 convinces Gallagher channel partners that The Security Oracle (TSO)’s artificial intelligence (AI) security appliance is the best practice for empowering utilities not only to meet the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) CIP-014 Physical Security Standard but exceed the standard requirements with best practice of integration with best of breed security solutions.

gallagher Physical Security Best Practices

As demonstrated at the 6th Power Grid Resilience Conference with TSO, Gallagher can protect legacy high value and sensitive assets with the Salto cylinder smart locks and Class 5 End of Line Module to prevent sensor tampering, disablement or substitute attack. The Class 5 ELM delivers full end‐to‐end authentication and encryption for a site’s security system by securing a weak link in most security systems (non‐authenticated sensor inputs communicating unencrypted with controllers). With TSO’s AI interface, we can store the results of cardholder revocation and certificate chain‐of‐trust checks at the Gallagher 6000 Controller, allowing a faster access decision, and one that can occur securely even when the Command Center Server is offline during a malicious attack.

Gallagher’s unique end-to-end secure architecture allows us to implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) FIPS-201-2 standard for federated identity management for Federal Agency access control as the only market solution with native FIPS-201-2 Access Control, Intruder, and Perimeter security management within the one product.
I am excited that Gallagher is partnering with The Security Oracle (TSO) to protect global critical infrastructures and bring awareness of our shared vision, focused on trust and collaboration with the best of breed system and service providers. By working together with game changer innovation, we are fit for the future!

Sincerely,
Kahl Betham
Gallagher Group Limited
Global General Manager – Security

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March 5, 2018

300 seconds - School Security SolutionTSO Anounces School Security Active Defense Platform

The Security Oracle releases a world premiere documentary - “300 Seconds” - wherein TSO reveals our Artificial Intelligence Driven Robotic Defense Platform that will solve the Wicked Problem of School Shooters. The TSO team travels to Salt Lake City, where the documentary was filmed, to meet with Utah Legislators as well as host the world premiere of “300 Seconds” with a group of concerned students, parents, teachers and educators.

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Air Force Warns of 'Coordinated Physical Attacks' on Electric Grid

terror warning map from CONSJOURNAL.com - no owner info attachedWashington Examiner, March 2016 -

Electromagnetic pulse attacks on the energy grid, a topic that used to prompt eye-rolling in Washington, is now a top concern for the U.S. Air Force. Officials have raised new worries that “determined adversaries” want to attack the grid, either with a physical hit or a potential EMP attack. Experts have suggested that North Korea, for example, is testing missiles to launch a nuclear weapon from a ship off the U.S. coast into the atmosphere where an explosion could shut off electricity for months through an atmospheric EMP explosion.

In an Air Force briefing provided to the Examiner, the service raised concerns about “aging infrastructure,” a “growing number of cyber attacks” on the grid, “coordinated physical attacks on key grid components” and “risks from state and non-state actors,” presumably such as the Islamic State or North Korea.

"We have been warning Americans about this for months and now the U.S. Air Force has made a shocking warning about an area that we are extremely vulnerable…our energy grid. If even part of the U.S. energy grid were to go offline in a major city, it would be mass hysteria, because the attack would most likely mean Americans would be without power for weeks or even months depending on how severe the attack."

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LRAD

David Schnell, VP Business Development LRAD Corporation

Charles L. Butler, Jr. MPA, CPP
CEO, The Security Oracle Inc.
Captain, USAF Security Forces (Ret)

Dear Charles,

On November 30, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security for a hearing on World Wide Threats: Keeping America Secure in the New Age of Terror. Duke said that DHS is addressing the evolving threat landscape and moving past traditional defense and non-defense thinking. She went on to say that DHS is enhancing its approach to homeland security and bringing together intelligence operations, interagency engagement, and international action in innovative ways.

The Security Oracle’s disruptive robotic solution, Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System (RCADS™) and Robots in the Sky™ which integrates LRAD’s Long Range Acoustic Device can actively defend borders, airports, seaports, power plants, water dams, and other critical infrastructure with virtual walls -- intense non-lethal sound waves and high intensity strobe lights. I believe TSO’s artificial intelligence solution is the “innovative way” to save lives and protect critical infrastructures.

TSO’s RCADS™ can also help prevent and respond to active shooter scenarios such as the one that took place in at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas this past October. TSO’s Robots in the Sky™ would disrupt and neutralize the shooter(s) while enabling first responders to act in the shortest time frame and assist potential victims to escape. RCADS™ would enable Critical Response Command to dynamically reconfigure access control and emergency communications systems to adapt to new security threats within seconds and TSO’s intelligent coordinator automatically can cue LRAD’s Omnidirectional LRAD ONE VOICE system to provide mass notification and public address instructions to direct crowds towards evacuation paths or shelters.

TSO’s RCADS™ technology is a truly innovative solution that will change the nature of critical infrastructure protection and other wicked problems. This technology will help law enforcement and security agencies better protect soft targets from terrorists and criminals around the world. TSO and LRAD share a common vision and set of values including a responsibility to our communities, an appreciation for technical innovation and a desire to equip and empower our law enforcement agencies to protect our communities and save lives. In light of that, I strongly support TSO’s selection as the winner in the General Excellence category of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas awards.

Sincerely,

David Schnell
Vice President, Business Development
Captain, USN (Retired)
LRAD Corporation

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February 1, 2018

Robots in the Sky™ Detect – Engage – Neutralize™Robots in the Sky™ Detect – Engage – Neutralize™Excerpts from PowerMag.com: The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) standard on physical security—known as Critical Infrastructure Protection-014 (CIP-014)—includes six basic requirements, but perhaps the most challenging for power companies is to develop and implement a documented physical security plan. Tower-mounted robotics powered by artificial intelligence could make that easier.

The U.S. power grid is wide open for attack. More than 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, interspersed with hundreds of large electric power transformers and substations span the country, often in remote locations. In response to growing threats, NERC issued requirements for the physical security of critical transmission stations and substations, and their associated primary control centers. Meeting these mandates is costly and complicated for utility owners and operators. Fortunately, new advancements in technology—particularly in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence—can offer proactive protection against attackers at a reasonable cost and help utilities achieve compliance.

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November 14, 2017

TSO presented, along with Bosch Security, a Global Retail Security Appliance briefing to one of the world’s largest retailers, and demonstrated how TSO’s disruptive robotic non-lethal solution, Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System (RCADS™) and Robots in the Sky™, integrated with Bosch’s moving cameras, including those with starlight technology for low light conditions and infrared illumination for complete darkness, can instantly zoom in on the precise location of detected criminal activity; and through RCADS’ intelligent coordinator alert retail store management of abnormal activities on their premises. The camera(s) can instantly zoom in on the precise location of traffickers and shooter(s) once a gunshot is detected, making shoppers and workers feel safer in retail areas.

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Law Enforcement Applied Concepts

Law Enforcement Applied Concepts

Law Enforcement Applied Concepts

Kay Kimball
President, The Security Oracle, Inc.

Dear Ms. Kimball,

I was impressed by the presentation and gunshot detection test that The Security Oracle, Inc. (TSO) conducted at Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) in London, Ohio on October 10, 2017 with the Columbus Police Department. Since TSO uses the muzzle blast which is associated with all firearms, sonic and supersonic to determine the location of the shooter, the shockwave determines the direction of travel, or trajectory; this allows first responders to benefit from the actionable intelligence transmitted to the safety personnel’s mobile devices during an active shooting incident.

The super bright Carlisle Finch light that TSO demonstrated to me on November 16, 2017 and the non-lethal actuators that TSO RCADS™ uses can improve public safety and save lives by disorienting the shooter(s) while alerting potential victims to the safe evacuation paths to avert major casualties and injuries.

As the Senior Law Enforcement Training Officer of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, I believe the following organizations could benefit from TSO’s RCADS™ since they are direct conduits for first responders:

  • Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association
  • Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association
  • National Tactical Officer’s Association

The O.O.D.A. Loop is a process that defines how we humans react to stimulus. Colonel John Boyd coined the term O.O.D.A. Loop, in the 1950's. Colonel Boyd, known as the “Fighter Pilot who changed the Art of War” the four steps of decisions making: Observe, Orient, Decide Act. I believe TSO’s artificial intelligence appliance empowers security personnel with situational awareness.

empowers security personnel with situational awareness

I will be glad to be the champion of introducing TSO’s security world changing technology to law enforcement personnel who come to OPOTA for active shooter emergency response training.

Sincerely,

Wayne K. Wiggins
Law Enforcement Applied Concepts

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PacStar

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Artificial Intelligence is LightingUp Protection on the U.S. Power Grid

By Steve Bowen, PacStar, Charles Butler, The Security Oracle, and Dr. Samuel M. Smith, ProSapien LLC

The U.S. power grid is wide open for attack. More than 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, interspersed with hundreds of large electric power transformers and substations span the country—often in remote locations.Figure 1 depicts the minimal protection of an electrical substation in the Midwest.In response to growing threats, the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued requirements for the physical security of critical transmission stations and substations and their associated primary control centers. Meeting these mandates is costly and complicated for utility owners and operators. Fortunately, new advancements in technology—particularly in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence—can offer proactive protection against attackers at a reasonable cost and help utilities achieve compliance.

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Figure 1. The U.S. electric power grid includes more than 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines interspersed with hundreds of large electric power transformers and substations.

An attack on the power grid can cause significant damage. In fact, the loss of only nine substations could take down the nation’s entire grid, according to one study.Paul Parfomak, a specialist in energy and infrastructure policy, noted in a Congressional report,“Experts have long asserted that a coordinated and simultaneous attack on multiple high-voltage transformers could have severe implications for reliable electric service over a large geographic area, crippling its electricity network and causing widespread, extended blackouts. Such an event would have serious economic and social consequences.”

Especially vulnerable to attack are what one former Navy Seal and U.S. intelligence officer called soft targets. “These are generally remote areas that just have a fence around them, maybe a camera system…they’re not hard at all to actually take down,” he said in a recent interview. He added, “For a small handful of people to take down a power grid, it’s just not that hard…this is absolutely one of the easiest possible things you can do to drive urban areas into total chaos.”

The NERC regulations—known as CIP-014—include six basic requirements,such as a risk assessment to identify critical facilities, independent verification of the risk assessment, and evaluation of the potential threats and vulnerabilities of a physical attack on these critical stations or substations. Perhaps the most challenging requirement is to develop and implement a documented physical security plan. According to the directive, this plan must have the following elements:

  • Resiliency or security measures designed collectively to deter, detect, delay, assess, communicate and respond to potential physical threats and vulnerabilities identified during the evaluation.
  • Law enforcement contact and coordination information.
  • A timeline for executing the physical security enhancements and modifications specified in the physical security plan.
  • Provisions to evaluate evolving physical threats, and their corresponding security measures.

Challenges to compliance

Owners and operators of these utilities face several barriers to CIP-014 compliance. The biggest one is cost; traditionally, security has not been viewed as a sensible investment. A 2006 report from the Electric Power Research Institute noted that, “Security measures, in themselves,are cost items, with no direct monetary return. The benefits are in the avoided costs of potential attacks whose probability is generally not known. This makes cost-justification very difficult.”

A related concern is the quality of threat information provided by the federal government and other sources. This information determines what needs to be protected against and what security measures to take. As Parfomak wrote, “Incomplete or ambiguous threat information—especially from the federal government—may lead to inconsistency in physical security among grid owners, inefficient spending of limited security resources at facilities (e.g., that may not really be under threat), or deployment of security measures against the wrong threat.”

Artificial intelligence offers real-world protection

Meeting CIP-014 requirements takes careful planning and wise use of limited resources. Ballistic walls around the perimeters of critical substations are not effective, and hiring a full-time guard force—whether they are armed or not—is simply not feasible, particularly for remote substations in sparsely populated areas. A more reasonable, more effective approach to fences and firearms is the use of advanced technology.

Among the more innovative solutions are tower-mounted robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Such technology connected to a high-speed network could transform a power grid’s passive security system into an active defense-and-denial physical protection system. Using non-lethal actuators such as cameras and sensors, the system detects, delays and safely thwarts a potential attacker by overwhelming them with directed, high-intensity sound, lights and strobes. Figure 2 illustrates how the system delivers these defense mechanisms to neutralize a target.

In addition, such a system would deliver actionable intelligence in real time to law enforcement, so officers can respond appropriately and effectively. The use of AI-driven robotics technology provides affordable, advanced protection 24/7.

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Figure 2.  Artificial intelligence enables robots to deliver non-lethal defense mechanisms at a distance, thwarting a potential attack on a utility asset.

Overcoming complexity

An AI-driven robotics system typically requires equipment from many different vendors, as no single vendor makes all the equipment necessary to meet more advanced requirements including an advanced computing infrastructure linked to central offices. Examples of different types of equipment include network routers, satellite antennas/modems, wireless base stations/access points, servers and firewalls. To avoid long technical learning curves, along with complex setup and maintenance procedures, this equipment should adhere to corporate standards as much as possible.

Most corporate environments are already based upon standard networking equipment from industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, Brocade, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and others. It is preferable if deployed networking equipment at remote stations or substations can be easily incorporated into the existing corporate standard network. Unfortunately, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment intended for office environments is not sufficiently ruggedized for supporting remote locations where they can face challenges like extreme heat and cold. This puts utilities in the uncomfortable position of either looking for specialized equipment that can handle harsh environments, or hoping that the COTS equipment will survive. To enable a 24/7 active defense system, a reliable network and communications infrastructure is vital.

Beyond security, adding networking infrastructure to substations allows organizations to successfully adopt new technology that can improve reliability and reduce unscheduled downtime by protecting electrical equipment in new and better ways. For example, new condition monitor systems based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can be used to for thermal switch gear supervision.This monitoring information can also be used by asset management tools to optimize investments and reduce maintenance costs by moving from time-based maintenance to condition-based maintenance schemes.

Evaluating ruggedized equipment

While power companies undeniably must deal with harsh conditions, the gold standard for dealing with challenging conditions is the U.S. military, which has moved away from the use of custom networking gear toward the adoption of ruggedized COTS-based technologies. Such technology is now being adopted in commercial organizations for a range of IoT, video monitoring and communications applications at the network’s edge.

Based on components tested by military standards, the preferred hardware performs in the harshest and most extreme environments, and typically includes power conditioning and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. While office-grade equipment can be paired with UPS systems, this adds additional expense and creates another layer of complexity. Along these same lines, sophisticated military-grade components do not require environmental conditioning, so there is no need for data-center-style air conditioning.

Ruggedized COTS equipment intended for military applications is typically much more compact than standard rack-mount office equipment. With its small form factor design and other chassis enclosure options, modern ruggedized networking equipment is much easier to move from location to location. Figure 3 shows a compact, ruggedized high-performance virtualization platform for hosting multiple software applications that has been adapted to commercial applications.

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Figure 3.  This small server module provides a high-performance virtualization platform for hosting multiple software applications in a compact, rugged form factor.

Another bonus to working with vendors with military experience is the potential for increased security from attacks of all sorts. Based on technologies approved by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Defense, military-grade equipment can secure the most sensitive industrial networks, thus ensuring the availability, integrity and confidentiality of data and control. For power stations that are vulnerable to physical attack—and for operators who must comply with NERC CIP-014 standards—security is of utmost priority and must be rigorously maintained. It is comforting to know that new, resilient technologies, including artificial intelligence driven robots,are already significantly bolstering transmission substation defenses.

About the authors

Steve Bowen is Senior Commercial Business Development Manager at PacStar. Charles Butler is CEO of The Security Oracle. Dr. Samuel M. Smith is Founder and Principal Engineer at ProSapien LLC.

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Tommy Brown, Former Senior Manager, Tampa Bay Water

December 4, 2017

Kay Kimball
President, The Security Oracle, Inc.

Dear Ms. Kimball,

I was impressed by The Security Oracle, Inc. (TSO) video on how TSO's disruptive robotic solution, RCADS™ (Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System/ Robots in the Sky™) can protect US and global energy, water, and other utilities.

Water is one of the most important substances on earth. Less than 1% of the water on earth is drinkable. The Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Protection Plan (2013) identifies Water and Wastewater as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors. The Water and Wastewater Sector Specific Plan (SSP) published in 2015 identifies the threat of intentionally malicious acts as a high-risk threat to the sector. As a former senior manager for Tampa Bay Water responsible for security and emergency preparedness, I can confirm this assessment of risk to be accurate. Among the top goals and objectives of the SSP and now water utilities across the U.S. is to sustain protection of public health and the environment by evaluating and developing surveillance, monitoring, warning, and response capabilities to recognize and address all-hazards risks at Water and Wastewater Sector systems that affect public health and economic viability. The history of past attacks on water systems and the most pressing vulnerabilities and risks facing modern water systems has been well-documented by the Pacific Institute.

I believe that TSO’s security appliance, RCADS™ is the breakthrough solution that the Water and Wastewater’s SSP is calling for.TSO’s Defense-in-depth RCADS™is now the best practice for securing water utility assets, because it transformscurrent physical security measures from passive surveillance and detection to real-time warning and accelerated response with remotely administered non-lethal countermeasures such as high-intensity sound and light to demobilize intruders. Also, as water and wastewater utilities across the U.S. facethe huge depletion of highly trained people due to baby boomers approaching retirement age, TSO’s RCADS™provides utilities with an asset management tool that the next generation of water utility operators can quickly understand and use.

I look forward to the opportunity to partner with TSO in providing training for water utility operators in system set up, administration, event escalation, logging and maintenance to ensure software integrity and authenticity, enable intelligence planning and collection management through collaborative documentation efforts, procurement acceptance testing and defense-in-breadth best practices so that the public can feel certain thatits drinking water and wastewater systems and the people and industries that rely on them will not be crippled by malicious acts.

Sincerely,

Tommy Brown
Former Senior Manager, responsible for Security and Emergency Preparedness
Tampa Bay Water, A Regional Water Supply Authority

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October 12, 2017

Carlisle Finch Event Welcome screenFollowing our live fire tests for City of Columbus, OH, at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy; and World Changing Ideas for Security Appliance Applications briefings for Gallagher Channel Partner Conference, in Cincinnati, OH, Charles Butler and Robert Schmidt traveled to Carlisle and Finch Co., HQ in Cincinnati, and viewed their manufacturing facility discussing strategic goals.

Shortly thereafter, TSO received an impressive testimonial letter from Garth Finch, Senior VP.

Robert Carter, CMAE

Kay Kimball

December 7, 2017

President, The Security Oracle, Inc.

Dear Ms. Kimball,

I was extremely impressed by The Security Oracle (TSO)’s security appliance videos at the 12th Homeland Security Week on October 26th. As the Associate Director of The District of Columbia’s Protective Services Division (PSD) a 600 person security force responsible for law enforcement activities and physical security of over 800 buildings and other Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) located throughout the nation’s capital. I believe TSO’s artificial intelligence coordinator can help prevent mass attack situations such as the one that took place in Las Vegas on October 1st 2017.

As a career Intelligence Officer and Homeland Security-Emergency Management Senior Analyst/Executive, I have many years providing National Incident Management System-Incident Command System (NIMS-ICS) public safety training, disaster preparedness and response planning documentation, full scale DHS HSEEP compliant exercises, and have personally written over 500 comprehensive vulnerability, risk, and security assessments for nearly each of the nation’s critical sectors. I believe TSO’s Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System (RCADS) is the most intelligent security system available today to ensure the safety of persons, crowds, and infrastructure in a myriad of scenarios.

I feel that RCADS would be very effective if applied to our southern border, which is plagued with having too much territory to cover with too few resources. TSO’s best practice security appliance can actively defend the properties and the unprotected border with intense non-lethal sound waves and high intensity strobe lights. I believe TSO’s “Robots in the Sky” artificial intelligence solution will become the new model of security to save lives, protect critical infrastructure and force-multiply our border security forces by providing remote monitoring tools and actionable intelligence to thwart nefarious activities along the border.

Since 2016, we have also witnessed a surge in lone wolf attacks and attempts in both Europe and the United States. TSO’s disruptive robotic solution, RCADS™ will neutralize the shooter(s) while enabling first responders to act in the shortest time frame and assist potential victims to escape unharmed. Law enforcement organizations throughout the nation will undoubtedly appreciate TSO’s ability to enable Critical Response Command to dynamically reconfigure access control and emergency communications systems to adapt to new security threats in sub-second response time.

Sincerely,

Robert Carter, CMAE

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October 11, 2017

101117 TSO Kahl Global eventTSO team and Wang & Associates, our Columbus, OH partners, following our live fire test for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, traveled to Cincinnati to present our World Changing Ideas & Game Changer Opportunity to dozens of global integrators, hosted by Gallagher Channel Partner Conference.

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October 10, 2017

101017 The Security Oracle Bosch Security and DARPA demoOn October 10, 2017 The Security Oracle’s team of 7 partnered with our teaming partner, Bosch Security and DARPA contracted engineers to travel to the first-ever SMART CITY winner, Columbus, OH, to perform live fire tests of our GDS.ai™ platform.

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October 3, 2017

Following two days of NERC CIP inspections, TSO leadership was called and told our RCADS™ deployments “passed with flying colors and then some”. RCADS™ is a defense in breadth security appliance, per 3rd party compliance consultants, Wang & Associates.

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September 25, 2017

click to view larger ...TSO travels to Dallas, with Wang & Associates Partners, to discuss Game Changer Security Appliance with small groups, including Bosch Security VPs. DETECT – ENGAGE – NEUTRALIZE™

September 10 – 21, 2017

TSO team designs booth, releases pressers and new videos in preparation for our RCADS™ aka Robots in the Sky™ product rollout at the Powergrid Summit, in San Diego on 9.18.2017. DETECT – ENGAGE – NEUTRALIZE™.

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September 8, 2017

Click to see larger ...click to see larger ...Bosch Security Releases Presser regarding their 3 years supporting TSO’s new best practice, RCADS™, aka Robots in the Sky™ having recently visited / inspected our portside showcase deployment and residential deployment protecting critical infrastructure.

September 3, 2017

TSO meets with new officers and staff, in preparation for our RCADS™ aka Robots in the Sky™ product rollout, in San Diego on 9.18.2017. Demonstrations of Robots in the Sky™ at our portside showcase deployment were performed onsite: RCADS™ is *also* ideal for “Smart Border Security” and “Smart / Safe Cities” applications and “ROBOTS ARE PROTECTING OUR NATION’S CRITICAL ASSETS”.

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July 31 – August 2, 2017

073117 TSO RCADS Security Appliance is Game Changer3 pdf linkTSO meets with renowned Security Consultancy professionals from Wang and Associates, introducing them to our referral client / Security Director / RCADS™ Implementer and demonstrated Robots in the Sky™ and newer GDS.ai™ platforms at our portside showcase site as well as our residential site. “Game Changer Security Appliance” says Anna Wang.

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July 12 – 13, 2017

071217 Bosch MessageTSO meets with Technology Implementation Partner, Bosch, to demonstrate Robots in the Sky™ and newer GDS.ai™ platforms at our portside showcase site and subsequent press release and industry posts were made following this visit.

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June 22, 2017

TSO meets with IOU security director and 2 Director / VP executives from large Florida Utility, to demonstrate Robots in the Sky™ and newer GDS.ai™ platforms at our portside showcase site; takeaway consensus “This technology tower *also* belongs on the US border.” DETECT – ENGAGE – NEUTRALIZE™

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May 22, 2017

TSO meets with IOU security director and #2 executive from Gallagher, a Global Access Control and Intrusion Detection manufacturer, including non-lethal perimeter smart-fence, to demonstrate Robots in the Sky™ and newer GDS.ai™ platforms at our portside showcase site. DETECT – ENGAGE – NEUTRALIZE™

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May 19, 2017

TSO presents an engineered design for exterior gunshot detection system, featuring the Bosch MIC cameras, to one of the largest retailers in the world.

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May 1, 2017

The Security Oracle formally commissions her showcase site featuring Robots in the Sky™ protecting a NERC CIP 014 site.

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April 5 – 8, 2017

TSO @ISC West – meets with industry groups and delivers briefings detailing the efficacy of Robots in the Sky™.

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September 13 – 15, 2016

TSO delivers briefing of RCADS™ to private groups at ASIS, in Orlando, where The Security Oracle’s CEO is introduced by IOU Security Director as “Chuck Butler is the smartest security mind in the nation”.

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Transforming Physical Security from
DETECT – DELAY – RESPOND
to
DETECT – ENGAGE – NEUTRALIZE™

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