Cyber Crimes are rising at an alarming rate. Almost every day, hundreds of high profile cybercrimes are being reported. Every business is in its own unique stage of digital transformation, however, it doesn’t matter the far your business has gone, security should be the topmost priority as it has always been and will always be the first consideration.
Cybersecurity in this time and age has become indispensable and can never be overemphasized. Companies are investing more and more in cybersecurity professionals to protect their data. But the tech world revolves at a fast rate, meaning that the data security measures we rely on today could become outdated sooner rather than later.
Rise of AI Attacks
Cybercriminals find vulnerability in existing security setups and adapt quickly to new defense strategies. They deploy malicious algorithms that learn and improve constantly to avoid detection. Thus, conventional methods to defense will fall short against emerging AI attacks.
If you want to beat hackers at their own game, start thinking like one. Reject a conventional way of thinking. Stop viewing protection from the angle of the defender and learn to anticipate, instead of being reactionary.
A robust security strategy will recognize that cybercriminals:
- Pick targets who they believe are weak for easy financial gain
- Disseminate malicious code as widely as possible through automated systems
- Update hacking methods in line with wider developments in software and technology
The logical answer is AI-powered immune systems. These technologies self-learn your business’ DNA to distinguish between ‘self’ and ‘not-self’. They identify the subtlest threats in real-time, taking precise, autonomous action to stop an attack from doing any real damage.
Contrary to traditional security tools that become obsolete in the face of sophisticated AI attacks, an always-on, evolving defense system gives your company a fighting chance.
The Internet of Things
Cyber threats are growing daily both in complexity and in volumes as more organizations are adopting technologies and the internet of things. The security professionals are equipped with versed knowledge to protect our mobile devices and servers but how about our home automation gadgets like refrigerators, cars and thermostats and others or even medical equipment?
There are a lot of cyber threats posing significant challenges to the IT experts across all the sectors. This means there is an urgent need to increase technologies that will be able to deal with big data analytics, cognitive computing, and the Internet of Things at an advanced level to influence our connected world in a better way. Initiatives should devote in solutions. Users of the new and advancing technologies should practice good password hygiene and refrain from opening unsolicited or suspicious emails and untrusted attachments and links.
Dependence of Information Technology
Information technology and Cybersecurity are tightly connected to each other; this means that future cybersecurity is tightly tied to the advancement of the cyberspace and future information technology. In this generation, almost all the critical systems are interconnected and driven by computers and this predicts the future where the connection will be even tighter.
The complexity and connectivity of these systems will have a direct effect on their level of vulnerability. Cybercrime or attack activities are increasingly getting into more complex methods and there is a greater need for cybersecurity systems to be more sophisticated to combat the attacks. This implies that future security to be smarter and more sophisticated, systems that can update themselves very fast
Vulnerability of Big Data
Most people are now using smartphones and other browsing devices to generate and store massive amounts of data. The rapidly growing number of these devices has given rise to an uncontrolled structured and unstructured distribution of data. People are posting photos and sharing videos on social networks in real-time, not knowing how exposed that leaves them to cybercriminals. Some social networks have also been accused of sharing data with political campaign teams. That leaves big data highly vulnerable.
Most data thieves are just malicious people trying to tarnish the reputation of their victims. Soon, however, we are likely to see the emergence of financially-motivated cyber fraudsters who will be attempting to monetize cyber-attacks. These attackers will bring with them the sophisticated technical skills and complex attack methods, catching unprepared in-house IT teams off guard. Unfortunately, cyber attackers could be the future of global terrorism.