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The Future of Cybersecurity

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As technology continues to grow, so does cyber threats, the volume will continue to grow. One example that can be used is big data. Many companies will depend on big data. Widespread mobile adoption has led to the emergence of social networking, which produces more data. The data will eventually be used for research and marketing needs. But often they don't realize that many cyber criminals also want the data. When the data is successfully obtained by cyber criminals. It will have an impact and is terrible.

The future of cybersecurity will center around industry adoption of 5G networks. 5G technology will enable billons of new devices to be connected to the Internet – with more speed, density and efficiency than ever seen before.. Therefore, 5G will result in a rise in cybersecurity concerns as hackers are provided greater access to entire networks of connected ‘Things' – from remote sensors to self-driving cars and smart devices in supply chains worldwide.

With the explosion of connected technologies in the past few years, industrial control systems are the wild-west of cybersecurity at the moment. These systems control factories, buildings, utilities, etc. Unfortunately, most systems have little-to-no protection, and best practices are still being adopted very slowly. They also represent extremely high-value targets, especially from a strategic point of view. A few new companies have entered the landscape, but it is still an extremely young industry. Companies need to adjust their strategies to make sure IoT and industrial control systems are protected.

The future of cybersecurity will have a heavy focus on using artificial intelligence (AI) to secure devices and systems in the increasingly connected world. With the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices proliferating at such an incredible rate, the ways in which we leave ourselves exposed to potential cyber attacks are also increasing. Legacy systems simply do not have the capabilities to keep up with the evolving security threats, and relying solely on human oversight would prove woefully inadequate. The future of cyber security lies with AI-drive anti-malware tools, and next-gen firewalls that learn and detect new threats as they evolve as well. Capable automated systems that can monitor, detect, manage, and prevent cyber attacks in real time will be what drives cybersecurity going forward.  

The future of cyber security practice is very bright! As software systems and applications get more complex, the potential for cyber vulnerabilities and gaps will increase exponentially. Furthermore, as more and more high-value information (such as health information, contract data, financial data, etc.) is collected, stored and shared through connected cyber environments over the next decade and beyond, the need for cyber security expertise will explode to combat the expected concurrent increase in cyber hacking and criminal activity.

 


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