Owl Computing Technologies’ Embedded Data Diodes Satisfy NERC-CIP Compliance Application Notice 0024

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Owl Embedded Data Diodes Enable Critical Infrastructure to Pass Audits, Continue Deployments

In NERC-CIP compliance audits, US Bulk Electric System (BES) operators, who have deployed Owl electronic perimeter defense solutions in their cyber asset installations, meet data diode non-routability requirements. Because of these successful regulatory examinations, operators continue further deployment of Owl cybersecurity solutions at electronic security perimeters throughout their BES facilities. Owl easy-to-use embedded data diodes do not employ routable communications. They are deployed to protect vital operator control systems. Their use confirms the exclusion of Cyber Assets from consideration as Critical Cyber Assets in accordance with NERC-CIP Compliance Application Notice 0024 (CAN-0024).

Owl Computing Technologies, Inc. the premier source for securing networks from cyber threats, offers embedded data diode products, based on its DualDiode® technology, in each of Owl’s alternative installation types: 1) a single rackmounted chassis containing independent Send and Receive processors, each mated with its own embedded diode; 2) two independent servers, dedicated to secure one-way information transfer, each containing its own embedded diode, and 3) two independent servers, performing secure transfer and other operator tasks (e.g., SCADA data collection), each with its own embedded diode.

“Within the critical infrastructure community, and especially within the power generation segment, how to best protect the segregated control system network and meet evolving regulatory standards are two of the most pressing questions today,” said Ron Mraz, Owl founder & CTO. “Owl embedded data diodes meet the most rigorous NERC-CIP standards. In any installation, they only communicate with each other, and then only via our exclusive non-routable protocol. While they physically resemble network interface cards, their design and patented circuitry does not connect to any network. They fit our energy customers’ needs to a ‘T,’ and permit them to roll out cybersecure solutions gracefully and cost-effectively.”

About Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
Owl Computing Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned and funded US company. Owl delivers NIAP Common Criteria EAL-4 certified one-way cross domain systems & electronic perimeter defense solutions to transport and protect an organization’s most sensitive data between discrete domains of varying security levels and policies. Information sharing Secured by Owl® is enforced with Owl Computing proprietary DualDiode® technology. DualDiode one-way data diode transfer systems guard against data leakage and protect networks from unauthorized access. Owl systems meet the highest levels of information protection within the US Department of Defense, the Intelligence community, & the Power Generation industry, delivering secure, reliable, information transfer of multiple data sources and types across single DualDiode systems -- any file size or data type.

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