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The C-Suite Guide to Device Modernization

September 9, 2021

By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

Digital transformation and convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) behooves a modernization mindset at the C-suite level. Implementing a zero trust architecture requires a holistic approach and not piecemeal measures. It must be planned and executed as a program, and not on an ad hoc basis as a standalone product or service.

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The Wheels of Transformation

September 2, 2021

By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

In Why Strategic Thinkers Like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Embrace the Rule of Things That Will Never Change, Jeff Haden makes two great points to ponder: 

  • According to Jeff Bezos, the frequent question is “What's going to change in the next 10 years?” and not “What's not going to change in the next 10 years?”
  • What Elon Musk (and Aristotle) may regard as a first principle "Boiling things down to their fundamental truths, and reasoning up from there."

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A Definitive Guide to OT/IoT Modernization

July 13, 2021

By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation


Band-aids may serve as a dressing on open wounds but do not heal infections. Don't put a band-aid on your network to
cover fissures on your device instead of providing treatment to the device. Whether you are a CISO, CTO or product security architect, the difficult decisions you must make to deal effectively with sophisticated cyber risks from supply chain compromise to ransomware requires strategy.

Resist the temptation to settle for a solution based on popular brand names, a vendor’s annual revenues, or the vendor’s stock price after a high-profile breach. In the long term, untreated fissures will break open.

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Cyber Paralysis by Ransomware Stings

June 14, 2021

By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

The recent ransomware attacks within the United States that targeted a national oil pipeline, a meat processing plant, and a transportation service is a harbinger of difficult times ahead. The per incident ransom and service outage costs are estimated to be in the millions of dollars and the global costs in the tens of billions.

The adage “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results” is a cyber red alert. Ransomware, abetted by crypto currencies, has reached all shores across the globe and is the wave of a digital pandemic overwhelming corporations and citizenry.

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Ransomware Attacks Becoming the New Normal

June 7, 2021

By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation


It is not a battle anymore; it is all-out war!

The gradual spike of ransomware attacks in the United States targeting critical infrastructure signals a new normal. With the level of coordinated risk countermeasures and awareness training required across private and public institutions, from the board of directors to rank-and-file employees, the prospect of getting the situation under control in the short-term appears bleak for a variety of reasons. More attacks must be anticipated in the months and years ahead until there is a cyber elixir.

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