How Data Diode Cybersecurity is Being Used to Protect Critical Infrastructure in the Middle East
How Digital Transformation is Changing Water and Wastewater Cybersecurity
October 11, 2018
In late 2012, there was a severe, targeted malware cyber-attack on a number of oil & gas facilities using what became known as the Shamoon virus. This Windows-based malware differed from other types of attacks, which typically involved attempting to steal money or information, in that it was designed to aggressively seek paths across networks, seizing any hard disks it might find, wiping out all information, and rendering the hardware useless.
What Is Data Diode Technology & How Does It Work?
August 9, 2018
Industries that once had their IT and OT (operational technology) networks siloed are realizing the growing pains of the connected, digital world. Present day OT networks have a growing reliance on SCADA networks, HMIs (Human-Machine Interfaces), SIEM, alarms, events, and analytical software for their environments.
ReCon: A New Chapter | Embrace the Value of Secure Two-way Communication
June 25, 2018
Today's business environment is increasingly digital, and more vulnerable than ever to cyberattack. Because of this, various network security technologies have been developed to protect organizational data and infrastructures. One of the most effective of these modern technologies is the data diode. Although it is one of the most effective network security tools available, you may not have heard of this technology and know little of what it does. Below, you'll find a description of what data diode technology is and how it works.
Implementing DHS Best Practices to Secure Industrial Control Systems
June 8, 2018
I recently attended the DistribuTECH and OSIsoft PI World, as an exhibitor and a speaker, and I had a number of great conversations with attendees about cybersecurity in the industrial, commercial, and critical infrastructure verticals. These conversations ranged from the theoretical down to the specific technologies, such as Owl data diode solutions, and hit upon the varied requirements and challenges these particular industries face every day.
One-Way Data Flow, Secured by Design
May 25, 2018
Modern advancements in industrial control systems (ICS) enable marked improvements in efficiency, production, reliability, and safety, all through increased use of “smart” assets and digital communications. However, this has led to a dependency on communication technology that is seemingly at odds with the ever-increasing pressure to enhance cybersecurity in ICS networks.
March 30, 2018
We thought long and hard on what to write about for our first blog post. It’s a special milestone! But it was inevitable that we address the current news headlines around cyber-attacks, the risks and the strategies to fight these threats. The New York Times recently published an article announcing the Russia hacking of utilities and critical infrastructure. Though some infiltration did occur, this was solely and specifically on the network side, operations were untouched. This is thanks to a hardware-enforced security technology called a data diode.