The evolving technologies are increasingly aggravating the likelihood and impact of security breaches. Organizations are moving more and more of their vital infrastructure online, and it makes them more vulnerable to these breaches
Fremont, CA: In this data-driven digital era, cybersecurity warrants significant attention as it encompasses everything that pertains to the protection of the data and assets. While the proliferation of disruptive technologies has enhanced productivity across industries, it has also made the threat landscape dynamic. The evolving technologies are increasingly aggravating the likelihood and impact of security breaches. Organizations are moving more and more of their vital infrastructure online, and it makes them more vulnerable to these breaches. They face an ever-increasing number of cyber threats today, and the threats are getting more sophisticated and ambitious day by day.
Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to stand on both sides of the barricade in this conflict. While AI is increasingly being used as a proxy for crime, it’s also enhancing security solutions. For instance, just as AI aids cybersecurity experts to spot patterns of behavior that could signal a potential attack, it also helps the adversaries to adapt to disguise those patterns to trick their way past the defense. AI will play an expanding role in the identification of new threats and the determination of effective responses. Today, deep learning algorithms are used extensively for natural language processing, face detection, and threat detection. However, these advancements in AI also lead to sophisticated attacks, as in the case of AI-powered social engineering attacks or file-less malware.
Similarly, the emergence of 5G infrastructure as the future of networking and large-scale adoption of the internet of things (IoT) and multiple cloud solutions are raising security uncertainties for authorities, organizations, and individuals alike. With the lack of regulations and strong proactive measures, the rollout of the 5G network remains a major cybersecurity concern. The IoT market is also not regulated properly despite the cyberattacks like that of Mirai botnet attacks in 2016 and 2018. According to credible sources, more than 83 percent of organizational workload will be shifted to the cloud in 2020, and this mass migration will pose another concern for organizations. Cloud security continues to be an enigma for the majority of organizations.
While in earlier, the attacks were aimed at only the big players, today everyone’s a fair game, whether it is a mid-size or small organization. There is a growing awareness of the importance of cybersecurity, and an increasing number of organizations are looking forward to adopting a holistic risk driven approach that could cater to all the components of security architecture. It would enable organizations to take the complete advantage of cutting-edge technologies while safeguarding them from potential security breaches.