Cybersecurity has evolved after so many years and will continue to do so in the coming days. As we have entered a new decade, we can expect a lot of technological advancement to emerge that will help strengthen your cybersecurity measures.
Having cybersecurity in your business should not be a question whether you have will have it or not nor it is something that you can just pass by. Protecting your data and information from criminals found on the web should be part of your business plan.
So, let us know what the future holds for cybersecurity and how technological advances like Artificial Intelligence (AI) can play a role in different cybersecurity trends.
The Future of Cybersecurity
Table of Contents
- The Future of Cybersecurity
- Roles of AI in Cybersecurity Future Trends
- Final Thoughts
1. IoT and 5G turns as a weak spot
Internet of Things has connected a lot of businesses, communities and many other things and together with 5G, which offers 10 times faster than any other network, it has become a winning pair in businesses as it allowed more IoT devices to communicate and share data faster. But for the future, it imposes a greater threat to cybersecurity.
5G was created without security in mind and much complex to manage. In IoT, a hacker will only have to unearth a weak spot and single device to infiltrate to be able to infest the rest of the connections in this complex ecosystem.
2. Mobile phones as the new target
As the influx of mobile users continues to grow, the threats that come along with it, continue to swell.
While the number of billions of users of mobile devices rises every day, mobile phones have made people ditch their desktops and laptops that we are all accustomed to. Mobile phones are easy to carry around and convenient that even businesses and employers are turning to these devices for work productivity and efficiency.
But as we rely more on the use of this technology, a lot of people have been brushing aside the importance of enhancing the security on their devices thus making it an easy subject for an attack. Phishing has been common in mobile phones to attack people as it lacks the security of a computer to alert if the communication you receive is a scam or not.
3. Businesses on cloud will be at risk
Cloud storage has become one of the places businesses and organizations move into. It is convenient as it provides a seamless workflow with your organization and team members even with the geographical challenges and it seems to be a secured place.
However, as more and more businesses move to cloud, it also imposes a greater risk and increases the value of each business to be a potential target as hackers follow along.
We can expect that there will be an increase in business and organizations that might experience data breaches while on cloud. While we can note that attacks on businesses data on cloud storages are relatively low and is only around 15%, cloud storage software should still enhance their security features as this number can only prove that hackers can find a way to break the barriers of these storages.
4. The continual rise of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity has been a game-changer in the industry for a while now. As cyberattacks continue to increase in volume these days, AI has become one of the resources that aid to prevent and counterattack it in a faster way.
As the new era has started, we can expect more that AI will play a lot of vital roles in different industries and especially in cybersecurity.
Roles of AI in Cybersecurity Future Trends
1. AI in Mobile Phones Security
Mobile phone users have already reached 45.12% of the world’s population. Many have been doing their day to day activities like online transactions, communication and many other things thus making it one of the biggest risks of being hack and fraud.
Artificial intelligence on a mobile phone has been used to have been widely used from apps to high-level security authentication. It can alert a mobile user of probable threats and vulnerabilities.
2. Recognize Unusual Activity
AI can now be used to scan a system at an individual level. It can constantly check a system, provide analysis on the different activities made, compare it and create alerts.
With the aid of Machine Learning (ML), AI can be an essential tool to determine a “normal” activity and what is unusual or “abnormal”.
With constant scanning and checking, enough data can be generated to help determine whether an activity it normal or abnormal. When unauthorized access occurs, AI can also know if it can indicate a threat or just a false alarm by using certain parameters.
3. Detect, Prevent and Respond
Artificial intelligence can also help detect potential bugs, security flaws, and weaknesses in the system. It can also detect in time human errors that usually become causes of major data breaches.
As AI gets more advance in detecting flaws and unusual activities in a system, it can also prevent flaws to be exploited automatically by fixing errors on codes or adding additional firewalls.
At a larger scale than prevention, AI can also send a response when malware is already in the system. It sends an appropriate response that may include damage control, patch any flaws in the system’s security, remove viruses from the system and placing additional protection.
As technology moves forward, it is essential to have the knowledge and be equipped with cybersecurity. While it is a never-ending battle with cybercriminals, knowing and staying on the loop on cybersecurity trends like AI integration will give you an edge and prevent you from being attacked.