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Securing a network requires a complex combination of hardware devices, such as routers, firewalls and anti-malware software applications. It also requires designing the installation and configuration process for those devices. By deploying a special malware-suppressing feature, we’re delivering the ability for network admins to control and secure their networks without the need for special software, workstation hardware or complex network configurations.

A Network Defense & Security solution

In the past year, we have been working with companies, businesses and public and private sector organizations in two areas to address the growing number of attacks coming from adversaries who are using malicious code with the explicit aim of doing business harm. These two areas are:

The private sector building security into a private business network can create an immunity from attacks, and the less common threat of ransomware.

building security into a private business network can create an immunity from attacks, and the less common threat of ransomware. Government organizations Governments are among the most widely-employed, most trusted and most complex businesses in the world. In addition, the evolution of cyber security isn’t restricted to the private sector. There are numerous open government networks networks operated by the government that you need to secure and these networks can pose significant threats to critical infrastructure.

In the wake of the recent reports of ransomware attacks, we have spent the past year deploying new systems for our services and our suppliers to allow them to take full advantage of these new threats. It has been exciting to see how our customers have handled ransomware mostly by the use of professional security services to avoid this. For instance, people using service providers through their Internet of Things devices have realized the value of having a network defense component to make sure their service is secure.

For more information on how you can benefit from creating the right infrastructure for your network defense and security products, please contact us.

Onwards

Cabinet Secretary Pravin Rao

Your Excellency,

Thank you very much for your kind words about our product and about our company. I am appreciative of you for taking the time to write to me today.

We at CloudShield sincerely believe that we are doing a valuable service to all our customers in India and to the broader world. Our network protection and security services are being used by customers like many of the big companies in India, and I thank you for welcoming us into your domain.

I am very pleased to know that you have recently taken a key decision on upgrading the existing Indian service to the latest cybersecurity standards. I am confident that with this decision, we will be able to provide an added value for our customers here in India. It is a very appropriate decision in light of the very serious threat that India’s security industry and the government is currently facing. I am also pleased that you have agreed to meet with me, and I am sure that our whole IT and telecom communities, together with industry leaders, will come up with further steps to protect our core infrastructure.

I am certain that this is not a time for a knee jerk reaction. Rather, it is a time to create long-term growth opportunities for India’s innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Sincerely,

The Chairman and Managing Director of CloudShield

Thank you again,

As you may have guessed from my words, I am of the view that security is important for India’s growth and it is imperative to educate the citizens and businesses on how to protect their systems. As you know, India has a critical vulnerability towards cyber crime.

We are rapidly approaching leaving for the Isle of Lewis and my inbox has regularly been getting requests for satellite QSO skeds especially with stations in North America – I’ve just run the predictions for the week we’re on the island in SatPC32 which has generated a nice list of possible passes which can be found at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_1dHk8Yo754eHlkTlhBQmRsam8/edit

I’d recommend if you’d like to try a sked that you try request  satellite passes from Sunday the 27th onwards, clearly its dependant on someone being available but we’ll do our best to make sure someone’s available.

You can request satellite skeds by either emailing us at skeds-2014@camb-hams.com or sending @2e0sql a tweet. We will do our best to tweet which passes we will be on.

This year we have decided to improve upon our satellite operations from the Isle of Lewis, the original plan was to use a simple setup of a Yaesu FT-817 and a Arrow satellite yagi – although this setup works amazingly well as we proved last year on the Isle of Mull it does have the downside of making you stand outside in all weathers, and this year we are further north!

photo of the Wimo X-Quads setup for testing in G1SAAs garden.

Wimo X-Quads setup for testing in G1SAAs garden

So this year we plan to trial Bob G1SAA’s satellite equipment from the island, the new station comprises Wimo X-Quads for 2m and 70cms with SSB electronic Preamps (SP-2000/SP-7000) and a Yaesu G-5400B Az/EL rotator supported on a speaker stand.

Inside the shack we’ll be using a Foxdelta ST-2 tracker (LVB Clone) connected to the rotator & ICOM IC-910 transceiver, this will all be controlled using a laptop running SatPC32.

We’ve had a number of people asking what satellites we will be using, these will be the ones we target;

Satellite Uplink (MHz) Downlink (MHz) Mode(s ) Website
AO-7 (Mode B) 432.125 – 432.175 145.975 – 145.925 SSB / CW http://goo.gl/s2p4za
VO-52 435.225 – 435.275 145.925 – 145.875 SSB / CW http://goo.gl/wk7R1v
FO-29 145.900 – 146.000 435.900 – 435.800 SSB / CW http://goo.gl/IjuHUq
SO-50 145.850 436.800 FM http://goo.gl/ibjXyx
AO-73 435.150 – 435.130 145.970 – 145.950 SSB / CW http://goo.gl/wqq7Rt

All bar one of these are SSB/CW transponder satellites, see the AMSAT guide on linear transponder operating if you are unfamiliar with it, although our main focus will be SSB QSOs we can probably do CW as well however we’d recommend that you send in a sked, or ask on hf, so that we can make sure a suitable operator is available.

Of course if any other satellites with transponders become available we’ll of course endeavour to use those as well. And I’m sure you’ll still hear us using our Yaesu FT-817s and a Arrow satellite yagis if the weather is nice.