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High Tech on the Low Episode 51: The Tech Comedy

High Tech on the Low Episode 51: The Tech Comedy
Written by ga_dahmani
High Tech on the Low Episode 51: The Tech Comedy

High Tech on the Low, presented by Jordan Kastrinsky, is on a mission to make high technology accessible to the world. In my podcast, I explore the many different facets of the high-tech world, from development to marketing to sales to entrepreneurship and more. As society increasingly turns to technological solutions to make processes more efficient and safer, it is important, now more than ever, that we bring together the collective resources of the high-tech sector under one roof to reap the benefits of this knowledge sharing. There are so many opportunities to grow within the industry that we must provide the tools through which to do so.

“Comedy is just a fun way to be serious.”

The quote from famed British actor and filmmaker Sir Peter Ustinov may seem out of place in the context of a tech podcast, but it’s actually the description of the very essence of this week’s episode. Eran Fine has worn many hats in his storied career, beginning in commercials, moving on to Israeli television production, and finally making his way into the technology realm where he had the fortunate success of several exits and certified 22 patents. For Eran, his humor and knack for production in her early years gave her the tools to take nuanced perspectives, channel his creativity, and solve problems by creating disruptive technology.

“Trying to solve complicated problems is very similar to the fact that you are sitting in front of a blank page, whether the question is how do I make you laugh or how do I bring you cyber technology to solve a big problem. Nanolock Security, Eran’s latest venture, currently aims to address the growing problem of preventing malicious cyber events in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IoT connected devices, for those unfamiliar with the term, are classified as non-standard wireless computing devices that connect to a network and can transmit data. Enterprise and industrial IoT devices are generally those devices that are used to maintain a facility and improve the operational efficiency of a company.

In other words, the company ensures the operational integrity of devices such as smart meters, electric vehicle charging stations, manufacturing machinery, and other critical infrastructure, regardless of the origin of the cyber threat. “We came up with a technology that monitors some of the commands that happen inside the machine, assuming that the front-end, which people interact with, will always be breached.” A breach does not necessarily imply that there has been an impact from the breach, just that there has been some kind of unwanted access. What makes the Nanolock solution truly unique is that it eliminates the possibility of a breach, rather than making it a precondition. As Eran describes it, the main tenant of the Nanolock protocol is that neither the adversary nor the operator can be trusted.

As the line between good and bad becomes more and more blurred in the cyber world, Nanolock solution comes with the perfect mechanism of zero trust device security. It provides its growing international customer base with the security they need to maintain operations and prevent potential damaging consequences from internal, external, or supply chain threats. “There is this idea that industrial environments need to be protected because they have become a war zone for many people.” Israel and other countries have seen an increase in attacks on civilian infrastructure, not to mention the dozens of private companies and institutions suffering from similar violations. As digitization efforts increase and companies establish new protocols, they become increasingly vulnerable to breaches, and that’s no laughing matter.

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