I have a question about software and the computer.
I am in the process of convincing my IT department at my county school system that it is safe to connect our PANOPTES unit (still in build phase) to the school network. My IT department is uncertain of the software coming from git hub and they want to use an existing county imaged computer rather than the Intel NUC.
Any advice on how I can encourage them that the PANOPTES suggested build sequence are safe options? They are really locking things down after our neighboring school system, Baltimore County Public Schools was recently hacked with sensitive data held at ransom. They want insurances that they can control the computer through the existing firewall and that the data the telescope is uploading is going to a secure location and that the software is safe and secure. They almost fell out of their chairs when I mentioned github and Linux.
Thanks for any assistance!