RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Owl Computing Technologies, Inc., a cybersecurity solutions provider, has released a whitepaper describing how its DualDiode Technology supports the cybersecurity strategies laid out by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to defend Industrial Control Systems (ICSs).
These strategies, described in a report issued by the DHS, FBI and NSA on defending critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, recommend the use of data diodes for several of the strategies. The report also notes that 98%, of the hundreds of attacks reported to the ICS-CERT (Industrial Control Systems – Cyber Emergency Response Team), could have been prevented if these strategies had been implemented.
"We are encouraged to see that the DHS is recommending data diodes as a part of an overall Defense In Depth strategy," stated Dr. Ronald Mraz, CEO & President of Owl. "No single product can protect against all manner of attack, however we are proud that our DualDiode products are deployed and protecting critical infrastructure just as described in the report."
The strategies described by the DHS paper ("Seven Steps to Effectively Defend Industrial Control Systems") cover network segmentation, white listing, reduced attack surfaces, secure remote monitoring, authentication, management of patches & updates and remote access. The Owl white paper breaks down each of the strategies and describes, with diagrams, how the DualDiode Technology can play a part in each one. The whitepaper concludes by detailing how each of the seven strategies is also incorporated into the architecture of the Owl data diode products; thus providing a data diode solution that not only helps critical infrastructure operators defend their industrial control systems but one that also defends itself from attack.
For more information about how Owl is helping defend hundreds of industrial control networks internationally, across a variety of industries, please visit www.owlcti.com.
About Owl Computing Technologies, Inc. For over 17 years Owl Computing Technologies has been implementing next generation cybersecurity solutions for critical networks. Owl's DualDiode Technology®, a proprietary data diode, boasts 24 technology patents and has over 2,000 successful deployments globally across intelligence, government, military, utility, energy, and other critical infrastructure networks. Owl's hardware-enforced technology ensures secure networks and enables the reliable and robust transfer of all data types and file sizes.