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Legislation to counter foreign interference receives Royal Assent

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OTTAWA, ON, June 21, 2024 /CNW/ – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, highlighted that Bill C-70, An Act respecting countering foreign interference, received Royal Assent on June 20, 2024.

Bill C-70 bolsters Canada’s ability to detect, disrupt and counter foreign interference threats to all people in Canada, including members of diaspora communities, through a series of new measures and legislative amendments to national security and criminal laws. It brings the most significant update to the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service Act (CSIS Act) since the Act was first brought into force in 1984. The Bill also modernizes foreign interference offences in the Security of Information Act and the sabotage offence in the Criminal Code. Finally, Bill C-70 also made changes to the Canada Evidence Act to establish a standardized regime for handling sensitive information in administrative proceedings.

The Bill sets out the framework for a new Foreign Influence Transparency Registry, which will be administered by an independent Foreign Influence Transparency Commissioner. The coming into force date of the Foreign Influence Transparency and Accountability Act (FITAA), which creates the Foreign Influence Transparency Registry, will be set by the Governor-in-Council in the coming months.

The changes to the CSIS Act come into force immediately. Changes to the Security of Information Act, the modernization of the sabotage offence in the Criminal Code, and amendments to the Canada Evidence Act will come into force 60 days after Royal Assent, on August 19, 2024.

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada and individuals in this country from the threat of foreign interference, and to enhancing our collective resilience against malign foreign influence. Together, we can better protect Canadian values, principles, rights and freedoms from malicious actors threatening to harm them.

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“Our intelligence and law enforcement personnel work around the clock to protect Canadians. With Bill C-70 becoming law, they will now be better equipped to detect, disrupt, and counter foreign interference and take action against those seeking to harm our way of life. Thank you to all parliamentarians who worked with us to ensure the swift passage of this legislation.”

– The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions, and Intergovernmental Affairs

“We now have measures in place that will better protect people in Canada, including diaspora communities, from the threats of foreign interference. These reforms to our criminal and national security laws are key to our country’s safety, security, and democracy. Canada’s democratic institutions are now better positioned to face threats from foreign actors.”

– The Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

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Foreign interference includes harmful activities undertaken by foreign states, or those acting on their behalf, which are clandestine, deceptive, or involve a threat to any person to advance the strategic objectives of those states. Foreign interference poses a threat to all orders of government, the private sector, academia, diaspora communities and the general public.In 2019, the Government of Canada announced the Plan to Protect Canada’s Democracy. Measures introduced as part of the Plan include the Critical Election Incident Public Protocol (CEIPP), the Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections (SITE) Task Force, the Digital Citizen Initiative, the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism and the Canada Declaration on Election Integrity Online. The Government is committed to continuously improving its defenses, including elements of the Plan, to ensure Canada remains best protected. On March 6, 2023, the Government of Canada announced a series of measures to take further action on foreign interference and strengthen the public’s confidence in our democracy. From March 10 to May 9, 2023, the Government held public consultations to guide the creation of a Foreign Influence Transparency Registry in Canada.On September 7, 2023, the Government of Canada launched the Foreign Interference Commission to respond to concerns about foreign interference in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections. The Commission is also examining the flow of information within the federal government in relation to these issues, evaluating the actions taken in response, assessing the federal government’s capacity to detect, deter, and counter foreign interference, and will make recommendations on these issues. The Commission released its initial report on May 3, 2024, and will deliver its final report by December 31, 2024.From November 24, 2023 to February 2, 2024, the Government of Canada held additional public consultations that focused on potential legislative amendments to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, the Criminal Code, the Security of Information Act and the Canada Evidence Act.Budget 2023 provided $48.9 million over three years starting in 2023-24 to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to protect people in Canada from harassment and intimidation, increase its investigative capacity, and more proactively engage with communities at greater risk of being targeted, as well as $13.5 million over five years, starting in 2023-24, and $3.1 million ongoing to Public Safety Canada to establish a National Counter-Foreign Interference Office.Budget 2024 proposes to provide $655.7 million over eight years, starting in 2024-25, with $191.1 million in remaining amortization, and $114.7 million ongoing to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to enhance its intelligence capabilities.

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Siemon Appoints Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management

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The Siemon Company, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, announces the appointment of Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management, effective Monday, July 15th, 2024.

WATERTOWN, Conn., July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Siemon Company, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, announces the appointment of Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management, effective Monday, July 15th, 2024. In this role, Somers will lead Siemon’s global product management team and drive the development of innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the market. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in the industry, Somers brings a wealth of experience in enterprise product management, OEM product management, and consulting services. Most recently, he served as Managing Director at Align Communications where he successfully led a team delivering smart building solutions to major financial institutions across the globe. “We are thrilled to welcome Trey to the Siemon team,” said Henry Siemon, President and CEO. “His deep industry knowledge and proven track record in product management make him an invaluable asset to our organization. We are confident that under Trey’s leadership, Siemon will continue to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive customer success.” In his new role, Somers will oversee both the OEM and Enterprise Product Management teams, combining them into a unified global product management organization. He will also collaborate closely with the marketing team to align product development with current market needs and developing industry trends. “I am excited to join the Siemon team and contribute to the company’s continued growth and success,” said Trey Somers, Vice President of Product Management. “Siemon has CONNECTING THE WORLD TO A HIGHER STANDARD www.siemon.com a strong reputation for innovation and customer focus. I look forward to working with the team to develop groundbreaking solutions that address the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic market.” Learn more about Siemon at www.siemon.com.

“We are thrilled to welcome Trey to the Siemon team,” said Henry Siemon, President and CEO. “His deep industry knowledge and proven track record in product management make him an invaluable asset to our organization.”

About Siemon – Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs, and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical, and logistics expertise spanning 150 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, racks, cable management, and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry.

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Online Generator Seller Announces Cummins 7-Day Inflation Fighter Discount For Homeowners

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Cordova, Tennessee based Buckeye Power Systems, LLC announced its partnership with Cummins Power Generation and a 7-day inflation fighting 5% discount on the popular Cummins 20kW RS20A air-cooled home standby generator. The discount applies for purchases between July 25th and August 1st, 2024.

CORDOVA, Tenn., July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cordova, Tennessee based Buckeye Power Systems, LLC announced its participation with Cummins Power Generation and its 7-day 5% discount for homeowners on the popular RS20A 20kW HSB air-cooled home standby generator. The discount also applies to the RS20AC kit which includes a 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch. The discount applies for purchases between July 25th and August 1st, 2024.

“The 7-day special discount applies to Cummins 20kW air-cooled home standby generator which is also its most popular model.”

David Richey, president of Buckeye Power Systems, said today, “The 7-day special discount applies to Cummins 20kW air-cooled home standby generator which is also its most popular model. The 20kW generator provides whole house coverage for homes up to 2000 square feet. The same generator also provides managed whole house coverage for homes up to 3000 square feet.”

Richey said the Cummins 20kW includes a built-in load management feature which manages the operation of high-power consumers like air conditioners, kitchen ovens, and clothes dryers. “The load management feature prevents certain loads from operating when the generator is already operating at or near peak performance,” Richey continued. “So, the RS20A offers managed whole house coverage for homes up to 3000 square feet.”

When fueled by natural gas, homeowners enjoy an unlimited supply of fuel from their utility supplier, thus eliminating the need for fuel storage. The same generator can also be fueled by liquid-propane (LP). A 5-year manufacturer’s warranty is standard and extended warranty coverage up to 10 years is available as an option.

In the current inflationary economic environment, the price rollback should be warmly welcomed among homeowners looking for special deals on standby power. The Buckeye Power Systems website currently offers the Cummins RS20A for $5,069 with no sales tax in most states, less the $253.45 discount. The Cummins RS20AC kit includes a 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch and is offered for $5995 less a $299.75 discount during the 7-day special promotion.

Buckeye Power Systems is also offering a $500 VISA Gift Card for purchase of the two other Cummins air-cooled home standby generators including the 13kW Cummins RS13A and the 17kW Cummins RS17A.

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Steve Baker, Buckeye Power Systems, LLC, 1 19013798097, steve@benchmarkelectric.us, https://buckeyepowersystems.com

David Richey, Buckeye Power Systems, LLC, 1 9013798097, david@buckeyepowersystems.com, https://buckeyepowersystems.com

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UBX Cloud Creates A Rapid Solution To The Crowdstrike Outage Affecting Millions Worldwide.

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Download the newest version of the “CrowdFix” update on UBX Cloud’s website.

DETROIT, July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — UBX Cloud, a dedicated cloud hosting provider with experience in IT solutions on a global scale, has developed a safe automated repair for the CrowdStrike outage that has affected millions worldwide. The new update has been named “CrowdFix” by UBX Engineers. The solution has been tested on thousands of servers that UBX Engineers manage internally with results that work highly efficiently.

“Our engineers have developed a countermeasure within 2.5 hours after the first reported incident. I appreciate the team working to create a solution that makes it simple, effective, and secure.” – Steven Panovski, President and Founder of UBX Cloud.

“Our engineers have developed a countermeasure within 2.5 hours after the first reported incident. I appreciate the team working to create a solution that makes it simple, effective, and secure,” stated Steven Panovski, President and Founder of UBX Cloud.

CrowdFix Solution Developed by UBX Cloud

To implement the CrowdFix solution, Engineers can simply boot the CrowdFix ISO on the impacted system and it’ll automatically detect all attached disks on the system, while deleting the CrowdStrike related files that are preventing impacted Windows systems. Administrative access or restoration from the backups isn’t required.

For step-by-step instructions on implementing the CrowdFix, please view the documentation in or video to implement. Complete Disclaimer will be listed on our company blog.

Instructions are to boot the ISO file and run the batch file.
Primary LINK 1: http://ubx.link/csfix
Alternate LINK: TBA

Filename: WinPE_UBXCloud_CSFix103.iso
MD5 Hashes: 623c3e11895dda4015bd02f0f8b49313e1fdf2806c961f71d41fbdc96cdc03b5
Size: 380 MB

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UBX Cloud is a global IT and Engineering company founded in Michigan in 2008. After steady growth, they opened a new satellite office in India. The company has a team of Engineers working to develop and manage cloud solutions for businesses around the world. This ensures business continuity and secure cloud solutions that give customers peace of mind. To learn more about partnering with UBX Cloud on secure cloud solutions and managed services, please visit the website and contact the team.

With the growing dependence on technology and software solutions, it’s even more important for cloud service providers to develop solutions that support the overall architecture and framework of interconnectivity.

“We’re happy to develop a solution that supports business continuity and operations worldwide. Our team is dedicated to helping customers and the industry at large with cybersecurity and IT solutions that bring value. I especially want to thank our Engineer Mohammed Ali, for developing the solution rapidly,” Steven Panovski said passionately.

In addition to the CrowdFix solution, UBX Cloud previously supported other large enterprises with cybersecurity and cloud solutions. They’re quickly becoming a resource for Engineers across the globe that collaborate on developing technology solutions.

For more information, please visit UBX Cloud’s website at https://www.ubxcloud.com.

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