Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital, has entered into a partnership with Owl Cyber Defense, the global leader in edge security and cross domain solutions (CDS), in order to provide high-assurance network protection and secure data transfers to critical infrastructure and operational technology (OT) environments.
US-based Owl is a pioneer in data diode technology and it is the only solutions provider with over 20 years of experience in cross domain solutions that are enforced with data diodes.
As the global economy moves into the age of rapid digital transformation, the IT and OT environments of critical infrastructure and industrial processes are becoming increasingly interconnected, deploying IoT and automation to remove human error and vastly improve efficiencies. However, the digitization of industrial processes means an increase in the digital attack surface for malicious actors.
“Cyberattacks on critical targets such as utilities, transportation infrastructure and industrial facilities are becoming increasingly common, costing billions of dollars in damage and lost productivity, not to mention putting personnel and the public at risk,” as per the statement.
“As regional leaders in cybersecurity, Help AG deploys best-of-breed security technologies to design, implement, and configure complex end-to-end security architectures unique to each customer, with a division dedicated to delivering world-class solutions for the OT space. Our partnership with Owl, a global pioneer in hardware-enforced cybersecurity products, perfectly complements our portfolio to offer a complete suite that elevates our customers to greater levels of protection.”
Mr. Glenn Braverman, Vice President of International Sales at Owl Cyber Defense said that, “Covering every level of the process from individual PLCs to large-scale SCADA, DCS and Building Management and Automation systems, Owl’s hardware-enforced cybersecurity products act as the gatekeeper for data transfer between critical systems and third-party networks.”
“They create a one-way street to ensure that only essential data is transmitted to where it is needed, and absolutely no malicious data, such as malware or viruses, is allowed back in,” Mr. Braverman added.
Help AG provides leading enterprise businesses and governments across the Middle East with strategic consultancy combined with tailored information security solutions and services that address their diverse requirements, enabling them to evolve securely with a competitive edge.