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Dallas group focused on cybersecurity for a smart city

Cybersecurity specialists will focused on protecting infrastructure as Dallas pursues various smart city initiatives

The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA), a public/private partnership focuses on the design and execution of a multi-phased smart city strategy for Dallas, announced Entegra Technologies has joined the alliance a its the newest commercial partner focusing on smart infrastructure cybersecurity.

The DIA will leverage Entegra’s expertise, and use the EntegraBLU cybersecurity solution to help support the DIA’s efforts and maximize the impact of ongoing and future projects in the smart cities initiative.

“The power of this public/private partnership shows real vision, creating value for Dallas and North Texas, and serves as a model for other cities across the country. With our EntegraBLU solution we are dedicated to providing leading edge technology solving the cyber security issues with industrial controls systems and the associated IoT elements, key components throughout the cities infrastructure,”said Nancy Shemwell, CEO for entegra technologies.

The DIA seeks to address key challenges faced by Dallas around aging infrastructure, strained natural and fiscal resources, and increased density in the urban core, while providing the technology, data, and connectivity needed to power the future for all Dallasites, the alliance said.

“Cybersecurity is a critical and integral component in establishing smart infrastructure and internet of things (IoT) networks,” commented Jennifer Sanders, executive director of the Dallas Innovation Alliance. “As uncharted territory for many cities, having the proven expertise of companies like entegra technologies is essential in the design of these next-generation projects that can bring enormous benefit to infrastructure and service delivery.”

Some of the companies and entities taking part in the DIA are AT&T, Cisco, Gardere, Current, Powered by GE, AECOM, IBM, City of Dallas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Deloitte, EB Systems, Ericsson, IBM, Microsoft, Park Hub, Philips and Schneider Electric, among others.

Entegra Technologies is a cybersecurity technology and managed services company based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The company offers a portfolio of cyber security solutions for the internet of things (IoT) and edge devices.

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