Across all the major industry sectors, chief risk officers, product managers, solution architects and subject matter experts have to confront the economic, political, intellectual and commercial challenges of industrial and non-industrial IoT with a subjective assessment of the following fundamental introspections.Read More
Digital transformation of traditional original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product and solution offerings requires hardening of connected and edge devices with a horizontal platform that provides a "single pane of glass" for operational technology (OT) security.
Deploying greenfield devices in traditional network silos alongside legacy brownfield devices in OT environments introduces major risks and exposes a huge attack surface for cyber warfare.Read More
A decade ago, cybersecurity professionals engineered a sandbox to trap viruses for introspection. Today, the coronavirus has sandboxed engineers with stay-in-shelter awaiting health checks. The status quo has reversed.
Over two decades ago, the telecommunications industry coined the term “family of equipment failure” referring to a cascade effect wherein the failure of one piece of equipment in a hierarchy could trigger another equipment in a family of interdependent equipment to fail. The coronavirus pandemic triggered a family of institutions and businesses – the supply chain – to fail. The interdependence in device operations and human activities of daily living has been exemplified.Read More
The challenges, blockers to change, and the decisions required to embark on change vary across industry sectors. The policies and processes that have been engrained over decades of information technology (IT) dominance and stewardship may become the inhibitors of change without a strategy for change. The intrinsic nature of risks has changed and therefore the solutions must too.Read More
The proliferation of autonomous digital devices in our daily lives, what we refer to as the Internet of Things, is poised to connect with other things in a chain of clouds to serve a much larger purpose and make possible a much wider spectrum of services. You can think of this as the socialization of things, where things communicate with other things – near and far. The power of locally connected things is a game changer for local economies, in both urban and rural communities. From the energy grid, to water supply systems, roads, trains, farms, schools, factories, hospitals, healthcare workers, and first responders the connectivity of things is becoming an enabler for economic prosperity.