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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 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 Conundrums of Trust

February 22, 2021
By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) to secure the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial IoT (IIoT), and OT solutions will eventually follow the route towards continuous surveillance that the IT world navigated over the past two decades.

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The Uphill Road to OT/IT Convergence

September 23, 2020
By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

 

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.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Trustworthy Devices

August 19, 2020
By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

 

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.

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