SAUDI ARABIA

Aramco begins using latest data diode to prevent cybersecurity threats

February 15, 2021

DHAHRAN — Saudi Aramco has launched the first domestically produced information security technology, known as "data diode" that protects networks against cyber breaches and greatly exceeds traditional protection techniques.

This comes as a continuation of the vital role Saudi Aramco plays in maintaining the balance of the world's energy supply.

Saudi Aramco is exerting efforts to develop the information security infrastructure to prevent any breach that could result in severe economic or social impacts globally.

It also works to reach high levels to protect cybersecurity, after the succession of hacks that threaten cybersecurity globally and target devices, IOT and cloud technologies.

This technology is the result of a joint work between Saudi Aramco and Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) following the signing of a data diode development and manufacturing agreement in February 2020.

A data security system that guarantees to immune organizational networks from online attacks or intrusions. AEC data diode can strengthen the cybersecurity core for critical industries.

Since data diodes are essentially a hardware technology, it is impossible to launch online attacks on networks protected by data diodes — SPA


February 15, 2021
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