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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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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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When the Supply Chain Becomes the Kill Chain

December 22, 2020
By Srinivas Kumar
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Mocana Corporation

 

Tragically, the hackers have won yet again defeating security professionals, processes, and technology. The recent wave of successful cybersecurity attacks on key U.S. agencies, large organizations, and security companies underscores the fundamental inadequacies of the detection and forensic analysis (post breach) tool chest that is pervasive in the information technology (IT) industry today. 

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