The battlefield on the ground, in the air, on and under water relies heavily on cyberspace and is increasingly becoming a digital ecosystem. Tamper-resistance is required at the device, inter-device, and networked systems level for mission critical operations. The major risks stem from the complexity of managing the supply chain (defense contractors), the sophisticated tools and methods in the arsenal of nation-state adversaries, and the air-gapped nature of combat systems. The willingness and ability to invest and innovate with new technologies face budgetary constraints and the effort to integrate for timely field deployment.
A strong risk mitigation strategy for the defense industry requires the following steps:
For military missions, risk can be measured in terms of safety and reliability of the systems. While data privacy is important, ensuring physical human safety and success of the mission is absolutely critical.
Avionics manufacturers need to more easily meet DO-178 cybersecurity compliance requirements and ensure high reliability and safety. Many avionics controllers, FADECs, flight navigation and storage systems in aircraft are vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Used by more than 200 OEMs to protect more than 100 million devices.
Mocana’s end-to-end security system is an FIPS 140-3 validated embedded cybersecurity software solution that ensures device trustworthiness and secure communications by giving industrial automation manufacturers, OEMs and critical infrastructure operators an easy way to harden electronic control units and controllers with multi-factor authentication and trust chaining, as well as a secure boot to validate the firmware, OS and applications.
"Mocana has been helping industrial manufacturing and automation companies to secure industrial control systems, SCADA networks, avionics subsystems and IoT devices since 2002. Mocana’s IoT Security Platform is solving operational technology and IoT security challenges by tackling one of the toughest industry problems—making industrial controllers and IoT endpoints more secure and trustworthy."
Managing Director, GE Ventures
"The tools provided by Mocana are rooted in its long history of equipping engineers with the ability to harden devices that perform mission-critical operations. Manufacturers can now be equipped to leverage the power of the embedded chips in their products to support the security and privacy requirements of these emerging data-driven IoT ecosystems."
Research Manager, IDC
"Industrial IoT cybersecurity is both difficult and essential. Xilinx and Mocana share a vision to remove barriers to IIoT adoption by reducing risk, cost and speeding time to market for any customer that wants to innovate and move their business forward."
Director, Industrial IoT, Scientific and Medical, Xilinx
"Ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of control systems is critical. Mocana’s IoT Trust Platform can simplify the implementation of security across modern control and safety systems."
Managing Partner of Applied Control Solutions, LLC