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In Devices We Trust

May 28, 2020
By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

 

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.

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Mocana Enables the Highest Level of IoT Device Authentication Assurance with TPM 2.0 Support

July 25, 2018

As the pace of cyber attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial systems continues to rise, there is a critical need for stronger security on IoT and industrial devices. For the past 15 years, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology has been used broadly by major chip vendors such as Intel, AMD, Infineon and others to prove the identity of a computer or financial transaction device.

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How Secure is the Car of the Future?

October 10, 2017

Modern cars are well on their way to revolutionizing the automotive industry. Intel’s 2017 whitepaper reports that “the newest cars on the road are equipped with active safety features that help protect drivers and passengers, heads-up displays that makes it easy to read instruments, and in-vehicle infotainment that makes the trip more enjoyable.” But with an IoT-enabled automobile comes greater security risks. And by 2020, analysts estimate that there will be more than 250 million connected cars on the roads.

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U.S. Powergrid Vulnerable Says Congressional Report

June 25, 2014

Cyberattacks affecting the US powergrid are apparently much more common that previously thought.

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Obama Prioritizes Cybersecurity In New Budget

June 25, 2014

The president is calling for more cybersecurity funds in his 2014 budget proposal to Congress.

According to the Reuters news service, Obama is asking for more "military "hackers" to head off escalating cyber threats from China, Iran, Russia and other countries. It would also bolster defenses for government and private-sector computer networks."

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