Many critical infrastructure organizations have a PI system within their OT network. The data living in the PI system needs to be viewed and used by many people, in which not all those users reside and or have/require access to the PI system of record in the OT network. By replicating PI system data to other corporate networks, users outside of the OT network are able access that data remotely. However, to prevent unwanted threats from entering secure OT networks, many organizations have completely isolated their OT network from external connections, introducing a challenge when it comes to sharing data between two networks at differing security levels. Through hardware-enforced technology, critical infrastructure organizations in power generation, transmission and distribution, oil and gas, nuclear, and pharmaceutical sectors can securely transfer PI system data one-way out of OT networks to an IT network, the cloud, or any other external network for remote monitoring.
Dennis Lanahan is a cybersecurity veteran with deep expertise in operational technology who serves as Vice President for Critical Infrastructure Markets at Owl Cyber Defense. As a trusted advisor to operators and service providers alike, Dennis helps identify solutions for the most significant cybersecurity and operational challenges facing the critical infrastructure sector today. He also speaks regularly at industry conferences on strategies for minimizing risk while maximizing efficiency. Prior to joining Owl in 2007, Dennis held leadership positions with several other manufacturing and information technology companies. He earned a degree in Business Management and Computer Information Science at the University of Massachusetts.