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Owl Cyber Defense Names Scott Orton to Chief Executive Officer
COO being promoted to lead the organization as it delivers cross domain and data diode network segmentation solutions to protect government and critical infrastructure assets Columbia, MD – November 2, 2023 – Owl Cyber Defense (“Owl”), the leading provider of Government-approved cross domain security solutions for military, intelligence and critical infras...
Three Cybersecurity Steps Integral to Building a Better Grid
March 29, 2022
In January, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) launched its new Building a Better Grid initiative. The DoE’s stated intention for the program is to create a more robust transmission system that will restore the nation’s electrical grid through expanded access and greater resilience. The initiative emphasizes supporting generation and distribution of clean ener...
How Critical Infrastructure Providers Can Securely Connect OT to the Cloud
February 25, 2022
Cloud connectivity offers tremendous benefits for critical infrastructure operators. Sending data from operational technology (OT) devices to the cloud opens the door for asset owners to use remote diagnostic and analysis tools, improve supply chain management, adopt predictive maintenance and schedule planned downtime—improving the efficiency and resilience of ope...
Partnerships, Proactive Approach Needed to Close Port Cybersecurity Gaps
February 18, 2022
The current global backlog of container ships waiting to be unloaded showcases the criticality of large ports to world commerce and national economies. This logjam will eventually be broken and things will go back to a relative normal. But what if a port becomes a conduit to a far more serious threat? The safety and security of port operations is critical to both ...
Data Diodes Offer Practical Way To Improve Pipeline Cybersecurity
February 1, 2022
In response to the growing number of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure entities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued security directives in May 2021 and July 2021 for critical pipeline owners and operators. The first directive requires owners and operators to report confirmed and potential cybersecurity incidents to the Cybersecurity and Infrast...
Defending Against Killware: The Cyber Threat with Physical Consequences
January 28, 2022
Even though data breaches, ransomware attacks and other cyber threats have become part of daily life, many organizations still get caught by surprise. Some, perhaps believing it won’t happen to them, still refuse to put money in the budget for cybersecurity. Others put their trust in outdated technology or rely on cybersecurity insurance policies to bail them out a...
Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2022
January 27, 2022
2021 was an interesting year for critical infrastructure cybersecurity, and not in a good way. Along with the headlines we expect to see every year–ransomware attacks, newly discovered software vulnerabilities–last year gave us an unprecedented look at the real-world consequences that can follow from an attack against critical systems. In 2022, the power indus...
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