Mocana Secures $25 Million in New Funding

By Mocana | 8/23/12 4:00 AM

San Francisco, CA – July 10, 2012 – Mocana, a leader in smart device security, today announced it has completed a $25 million round of Series D funding to scale the company’s Mobile and Device Security Platform, a software and network services solution for securing connected devices and the information, applications and services that run on them. Trident Capital led the new round, which also included participation from current investors Intel Capital, Shasta, Southern Cross and Symantec. J. Alberto Yépez, Trident Capital managing director, will join the Mocana board of directors.

“The number of connected devices and mobile applications is exploding, presenting new security risks for everything from tablets and smart phones to MRI machines and smart meters,” said J. Alberto Yépez, managing director for Trident Capital. “Mocana is poised to own this fast-growing, multi-billion dollar market as it possesses deep intellectual property, a global roster of premier clients and an experienced team with a proven ability to execute. We look forward to supporting Mocana to help it seize this significant market opportunity.”

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Amphion Forum: Medical

By Robert Vamosi | 10/3/11 2:48 AM

Mocana will host a summit of technology leaders to address dangerous security breaches, hacks and vulnerabilities recently reported in a range of electronic medical devices. Hosted jointly with Symantec and Codenomicon, the "Amphion Forum: Medical" will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 3, 2011 during the MD&M Conference. The invitation-only executive breakfast and roundtable seeks to foster frank discussions between the big medical device manufacturers, hackers and security experts about the opportunities – and threats - presented by the unprecedented proliferation of networked electronic medical devices within the healthcare industry.

The summit is free, but seating is limited. Request an invitation at http://amphionforum.com/medical11/

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Mocana Named As World Economic Forum 2012 Technology Pioneer

By Robert Vamosi | 9/1/11 4:52 AM

The World Economic Forum today named Mocana, a company that focuses on smart device security, a "2012 Technology Pioneer." Mocana Corporation is one of only 11 IT companies chosen from a field of over 800 nominees. The winners, including Mocana, represent a "diverse set of innovative technologies that are poised to have a critical impact on business and society," according to the WEF. As a 2012 Technology Pioneer winner, Adrian Turner, CEO of Mocana will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland in January 2012.

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The Case For Device Security

By Robert Vamosi | 7/27/11 3:23 AM

In a guest editorial on Byron Acohido's The Last Watchdog on Internet Security blog, Mocana CEO Adrian Turner states that tomorrow's security archetype needs to begin baked-in, taking full advantage of features in silicon, not bolted on as an afterthought. "And it must be made contextual and relevant through the active use of cloud services, since one-size-fits-all solutions don’t fit anyone well today," he writes

From The Last Watchdog

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Almost All Android Phones Leak Account Details

By Robert Vamosi | 5/17/11 5:54 AM

Android researchers have found a way to capture Google's ClientLogin authentication protocol on open WiFi networks and then use it to impersonate others on all of Google's services, not just Calendar and Contacts.

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Mocana CEO Adrian Turner Featured on Australia's Sky TV

By JDavis | 3/14/11 6:37 AM

Last Thursday, Australia’s Sky News featured an interview with Mocana’s CEO Adrian Turner.

Turner was in Australia on behalf of Advance, a non-profit organization supported by the Australian government designed to tap into and draw upon the resources of Australians living abroad. Headquartered in New York with offices in Hong Kong, San Francisco, and London, the organization has 20,000 members in 80 countries. A native Australian, Turner currently serves as its president.

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Protecting the Users: Security in Today's Smart Device Economy

By JDavis | 2/7/11 7:23 AM

For the years to come, security of the smart device economy will become a vital topic for consumers and the device manufacturers. While right now, security may not be on everyone's minds, the issue of data thieves and hackers is growing in the smart device marketplace.

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Amphion Forum at CES 2011 Highlights the Migration to a Cyber Society Enabled by Smart Devices and the Internet of Things—Risks and Opportunities Ahead

By Robert Vamosi | 1/13/11 6:24 AM

Adrian Turner
CEO, Mocana

Last week, we wrapped up our first Amphion Forum – a closed-door (no media allowed) event on the final weekday at CES 2011 where executives from Citrix, Google, IBM, Intel, Motorola, and Symantec as well as representatives from the Federal sector gathered to discuss the opportunities and threats posed by the emerging trillion-dollar “smart device” economy.

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The New York Times Discusses Device Security with Mocana CEO

By JDavis | 12/27/10 4:37 AM

Reporting on the growing need to secure today's flood of connected, non-PC devices against the next wave of hacking and cyber-crime, The New York Times speaks to Mocana CEO Adrian Turner--citing Mocana's recent internet TV security study--about the current state of device security.

As reported in the Times,

"Consumer electronics makers as a class seem to be rushing to connect all their products to the Internet," said Adrian Turner, Mocana's chief executive. "I can tell you for a fact that the design teams at these companies have not put enough thought into security."

Providing examples of new security initiatives from companies such as Mocana, Symantec, and Layer 7 Technologies, the article describes the new era--which has already begun--in which hackers will increasingly focus their attention away from PCs, and direct it toward the new class of mobile, connected devices.

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Mocana CEO Adrian Turner Speaks to WSJ On Mobile Security

By JDavis | 12/23/10 4:07 AM

With more and more computing happening on smartphones, the proactive development of security solutions for these devices is critical, in order to prevent the kinds of major attacks from viruses and hackers that have already plagued PCs. And in a recent article, The Wall Street Journal looks at how carriers and hardware makers alike are devoting resources to increasing the security of their smartphone devices, including AT&T's new mobile security lab, staffed by 13 Ph.Ds. Additionally, they spoke to Mocana CEO Adrian Turner about securing devices on the chip level:

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