October 2021
Physically Block Cyberattacks
In this issue we discuss diode-related recommendations by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), preview new features in our latest firmware update, invite you to meet us at upcoming industry events, and highlight our strategic partner, ESS.
Industry News
On September 21st, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) updated its “Critical Infrastructure Control Systems Cybersecurity Performance Goals and Objectives.” Recommended practices include the use of "one-way communication diodes to control the flow of data to and from the control systems.” Read the guidance here: https://www.cisa.gov/control-systems-goals-and-objectives
Ask us about Fend's one-way communication diodes and integrated cloud services. Learn more.
Product Announcement
Firmware version 4.0.0 is now available! New features include expanded Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU support for 8-bit, 32-bit and 64-bit data types, byte and word order indicators, and support for additional Modbus function codes. In addition, 4.0.0 includes a new TCP-passthrough function and enhancements to the Fend Configuration Tool. Learn more at https://www.fend.tech/products.
Upcoming Events
AUSA, October 11-13th, 2021, Washington, D.C

Fend will be exhibiting next week at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo from October 11th to 13th in Washington, DC. Come visit us at booth #1161! Tickets are free and you can register online through TODAY or on site after 10/8! So register here. https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/register.cfm
Defense TechConnect, October 18-21, 2021, Washington, D.C.
Join Fend at the 2021 Defense TechConnect summit. Fend is listed as a 2021 Innovator and our team will be featured as speakers for a session and a technical poster at this show at National Harbor, MD. Join us at booth 331. Register or learn more here. https://events.techconnect.org/DTCFall/register.html
CG/LA 13th Annual North America Infrastructure Leadership Forum, October 27-29, Washington, D.C.
Fend will have a booth at the show and will be part of discussions around the future of smart infrastructure. The event will be at the Marriott Marquis in DC. Register here. https://www.cg-la.com/store/p/north-american-forum-registration
Featured Partner

Fend works with strategic partners to bring integrated solutions that combine the best in cybersecurity and industry expertise. One of these partners, Enterprise Security Solutions (ESS), helps customers protect critical assets, from water utilities to data centers. ESS is a registered woman-owned physical and cyber security technology integration firm headquartered in the Washington, DC area. The ESS leadership team has over 90 years of combined experience with expertise in systems design, implementation, project management and ongoing support. They hold active, ongoing large contracted projects with both commercial and federal clients, providing a one-stop shop scenario to fulfill all requirements. ESS works with the latest technologies, including artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, and one-way communication diodes. Learn more at https://essdc.us/

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