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On Demand - Data Diodes 201: Digging into Use Cases [an Energy Central PowerSession™]

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In the Data Diodes 101 session, we looked at how data diodes work, how they interface with networks, and how they increase security. In this follow-up session, Mark Prince, Owner @ Optional Solutions, LLC and Entergy (ret.), and Scott Crider, Manager, Cybersecurity Energy + Utilities @ West Monroe Partners will dig into specific use cases, examples of data diode deployments, and how various data types are supported, including:

  • NERC CIP compliance 
  • Historian replication (OSIsoft, etc.) 
  • SFTP, OPC, FTP (file/folder transfer) 
  • Alarm management (PAS, Honeywell, TIPS) 
  • Remote monitoring 
  • GE OSM 
  • Emerson Ovation/EDS 
  • Revenue billing meters 

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Who Should View:

  • Professionals tasked with securing plant and facility operations 
  • Those that need to securely share operational data to the cloud, to remote monitoring facilities or 3rd party vendors 
  • Anyone seeking cybersecurity at a level demanded by government agencies 



Scott Coleman - VP, MARKETING - Scott joined the Owl team in 2014, bringing with him a strong technical background with 30+ years of experience working for high tech, B2B companies that ranged from startups to large multi-nationals. Starting as a software engineer, Scott’s career progressed to leadership positions in both product management and marketing.  His experience centers on real-time network solutions covering several industries including critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, wiretapping, healthcare, telecommunications, logistics, and call centers for both the private and public sectors.


Mark Prince, Retired Entergy 2020 & Owner Optional Solutions, LLC.

Mark has 42 years of experience in non-Nuclear Power Plant process control and cybersecurity. Retired from Entergy 2020. Areas of expertise: Data Diode Network Design Process Control System Evaluation & Implementation NERC CIP Requirements Cyber Security Audits & Inspections.

Sam Flemmer, Cybersecurity Consultant at West Monroe Partners

Sam Flemmer is a Cybersecurity Consultant at Chicago-based firm West Monroe Partners. Sam's industry focus is E&U where he is currently leading the implementation of data diodes at a major utility.

Brian has over 25 years’ experience in security technology and innovation in automotive security, payment systems, healthcare, and logistics. As Chief Innovation Officer for Owl, he is focused on shaping and executing the company’s growth strategy through advanced technology development and entry into new markets. He formerly served as a product manager and technical expert for the US Department of Transportation SCMS V2X initiative while at Escrypt and as Sr. Director of Corporate Innovation at Pitney Bowes. Brian holds Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and R&D Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is an inventor on 25 US patents.

David, Chaddock, Director, Cybersecurity, West Monroe
David has worked with numerous organizations to protect critical infrastructure, sensitive data or intellectual property, and establish adherence to regulatory or industry standards.  He joined West Monroe from Accenture, where he spent nearly 20 years in multiple IT and information security roles.  


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Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC leads the world in data diode and cross domain network cybersecurity. With a constant focus on customers in the military, government, critical infrastructure, and commercial communities, Owl develops market-first, one-way data transfer products to meet a variety of operational needs, from entry level to enterprise. Owl cybersecurity specialists have helped hundreds of organizations around the world secure their networks with Owl’s patented hardware-enforced, unhackable data diode solutions.

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