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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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The Mocana Factor

June 1, 2021
By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

 

The engineering team at Mocana enables rapid innovation for device and data protection to help IIoT/IoT/OT equipment manufacturers harden their products and achieve compliance – on spec, on budget, on time – by providing one-stop solutions engineering as a professional service.

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The Big Zero: How to Protect the Cybersecurity Chain of Trust

May 24, 2021
By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

 

The cybersecurity industry is buzzing with the four pillars of zero initiatives – from zero-trust architecture to zero passwords, zero perimeter (perimeter-less) and zero-touch provisioning. Amid all this, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) budgets and service cycles are spinning with policies and audits on the strength of user passwords, subscriptions to harvested zero-day threat intelligence for perimeter-based defenses, and device discovery.

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The Digital Supply Chain Is Not a Trust Chain

May 19, 2021
By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

 

On May 12, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. The order came days after a crippling ransomware attack on the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in the U.S. The difficult questions to ask about cybersecurity have not changed, but the answers have because the imminent danger and level of risk have escalated. 

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