February 2022
Physically Block Cyberattacks
In this issue we preview our newest 5-Series data diode hardware, share industry cybersecurity guidance, and highlight upcoming events.
Coming Soon...
New 5-Series Fend Data Diodes

Do you like physically blocking cyberattacks and need more speed? Fend’s newest series of data diodes are coming soon and will bring faster data transfer, support for larger files sizes, and the capacity for an expanded set of communication protocols. Contact us for details ahead of the product launch at +1 571-970-1382 x3 or sales@fend.tech
Industry News
CISA Offers Best Practices for Industrial Control Systems

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has posted a handy infographic on Cybersecurity Best Practices for Industrial Control Systems. Among those listed within the ICS Network Architecture section is the recommendation to “use one-way communication diodes to prevent external access, whenever possible.” Click here to view the infographic:

EPA Announces Action Plan to Accelerate Cyber-Resilience for Water Sector

The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative – Water and Wastewater Sector Action Plan to help protect water systems from cyberattacks. The use of data diodes is an integral part of enabling and securing information sharing and data analysis. To view the announcement, click here:
Missed the CSIAC presentation?

A recording of the recent CSIAC webinar, “Physical Cybersecurity: Using One-Way Data Diodes to Secure Asset Monitoring” is now available. Colin Dunn, Fend CEO and Tapan Patel, Mechanical Engineer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), discussed how to get data out of OT assets using one-way communication diodes. To access the presentation or view the webinar, click here:
Smart Cities Connect

Fend will speak at the Smart Cities Connect event in Columbus, Ohio this April 4th to 7th. “Real Community, Real Solutions” is the show theme and the Fend team will discuss how data diodes can safely meet legacy equipment where it is while opening the door to the Industrial IoT so that communities can operate more resiliently. Learn more and register at: 

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Conference

On Thursday, February 24th, Fend will exhibit at the SAME DC & NoVA Posts’ Small Business Conference. This conference brings together State, Local, and Federal agencies and businesses throughout the DC & Northern Virginia area to network, discuss upcoming contracting opportunities, connect with potential teaming partners, and more. Register or learn more here: https://www.same.org/DCpost
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