December 2021
Physically Block Cyberattacks
In this issue we cover Fend’s SERDP-ESTCP Project of the Year award, our work with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the cybersecurity impact from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, upcoming events, and our partner of the month.
Fend Awarded SERDP-ESTCP Project Of The Year!
We are very proud to announce that Fend was awarded Project of the Year at the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) - Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Symposium for our innovative application of one-way communication diodes for safely monitoring data from critical facilities without the exposure of cyberattacks. Each year SERDP and ESTCP recognize scientific advances and technological solutions to some of DoD’s most significant environmental and installation energy challenges. To read more, click here:
Fend Works with DOE to Monitor Solar PV
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) sees an opportunity to improve the cybersecurity of distributed energy systems. EERE has been working with Fend to stop cyber threats to U.S. solar PV power generation assets using low-cost one-way communication diodes. Read the full story here:
Fend Discusses Impact of National Cybersecurity Investments
The President recently signed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law that includes nearly $2 billion for cybersecurity and related provisions. Fend CEO, Colin Dunn, provides his thoughts on the potential impact of this funding in this article:
Upcoming Events
Attending the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference on December 5-8th, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona? Let’s meet up! Our V.P. of Sales, David Jackson, will be attending the event. Reach out at To learn more about the event, click here:

Join us on January 26th for the Cybersecurity & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC) webinar series. CSIAC hosts live online technical presentations featuring DoD research and engineering topics including infrastructure cybersecurity. Fend will be presenting the results of our ESTCP project that demonstrated next-generation one-way communication diode technology. To learn more about CSIAC and our upcoming webinar, click here:
Featured Partner

Fend works with strategic partners to bring integrated solutions that combine the best in cybersecurity and industry expertise. One of these partners, Amazon Web Services (AWS), helps us deliver Fend Cloud to our customers. AWS provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. Combined with our data diode hardware, Fend Cloud allows operators of critical infrastructure to rapidly connect equipment to cloud-based AI/ML-powered analytics while being physically protected from cyberattack. Learn more about how customers use Fend Cloud today in this new case study.

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