We talked about the future of the cloud, passwords, artificial intelligence (AI), data breaches and the skills gap. Take a look at their expert insight on what the industry needs to know about the future of cybersecurity in 2031.
Criminals continue to seek new ways to compromise information, and their attacks are influencing the course of cyber security; future professionals are increasingly needed and must remain informed, flexible, proactive, and creative in responding to threats.
Looking toward the future of cyber security as a professional track, students would be wise to stay attuned to advancements in the field. Special knowledge of network architecture, programming, coding, mathematics, risk analysis, and risk mitigation are all core skills.
High-profile incidents in 2021 like the attacks on Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods, Acer, Quanta Computer Inc., CNA Financial Corp., Twitch, Microsoft, and Kaseya have left everyone shaken, and rightfully so. They point to a future of sky-high ransoms, massive data leaks and ultra-sophisticated adversaries. These adversaries include hacker groups affiliated with nation states and international crime rings. The groups are capable of producing carefully staged, slow-moving attacks that are extremely difficult to detect. They are also highly opportunistic, as the nearly instantaneous, massive pile-on to the Log4j vulnerability shows.
We spoke to some of the Tech Nation Cyber 1.0 programme cohort (applications for Cyber 2.0 are now open), Randal Pinto from Red Sift and Oz Alashe from Cybsafe, as well as programme scale coaches Dave Palmer from Darktrace and James Chappel from Digital Shadows, about the past, present and future of cyber security in the UK and beyond.
According to Alashe: the growth of the internet of things has brought in dramatic changes to the cybersecurity landscape. As connected devices increase in circulation by the day, the attack surface area increases and so does the threat level.
The future of ransomware is expected to be one that will continue to grow in numbers and sophistication. These attacks are expected to impact even more companies, including targeted attacks focused on supply chains, industrial control systems, hospitals, and schools. As a result, we can expect that it will continue to be a significant threat to businesses.
Security experts believe that mobile device security is still in its early stages, and many of the same guidelines used to secure traditional computers may not apply to modern mobile devices. While mobile device management (MDM) solutions are a great start, organizations will need to rethink how they handle mobile device security in enterprise environments. The future of mobile device management will also be dependent on contextual data and continuous policy enforcement.
A key issue involving the future of mobile device management is how enterprises can stay ahead of new security issues as they relate to bring your own device (BYOD) and consumer IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Security professionals may also need to reevaluate how to connect a growing number of smart devices in a business environment. Security has never been more important, and new trends will continue to emerge as we move through the future of BYOD and IoT.
The evolution of SOAR (security, orchestration, automation, and response) tools and automation of security policy by code will open up a huge potential benefit for well-audited businesses in the future.
Cyberattacks continue to be successful because they are effective. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, services, and techniques available to every attacker, organizations can no longer afford to make security an afterthought. To defend against present and future cyberattacks, businesses must develop a comprehensive security plan that incorporates automation, analytics, and context-aware capabilities. Now more than ever, companies must be more diligent about protecting their data, networks, and employees.
The future is bright for the cybersecurity industry, as companies will continue to develop new technologies to guard against the ever-evolving threat landscape. Government rules, regulations, and security procedures will also continue to evolve to keep up with emerging technologies and the rapid number of threats across both private and public sectors.
Many people ask what is the future of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is still a relatively new part of IT and has changed dramatically in recent years as it has been recognized as a separate discipline within IT security. In this article, we will look at current trends for Information security and cybersecurity in particular and try to provide some insight into what cyber security in future years might look like.
To try and work out what the future of cyber holds, it is worth looking at what the trends were in 2020 and what they are likely to be in 2021. The world of technology is very fast-moving, and not every new development stays around. You only have to recall what happened to videotapes to realize that.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just being used by robots to carry out household tasks for us, like mowing the grass. Artificial intelligence approaches are being increasingly used by both cyber criminals and cybersecurity teams. In the future of cybersecurity AI is going to play a very big part.
All forms of cyber attack from spam email attempts to trick us into revealing credit card details to denial-of-service attacks designed to disable critical infrastructure will grow in frequency and sophistication. AI will be the only way to handle the complexity and volume of data and information feeds that both hackers and cybersecurity teams rely on. Hence in the future of cybersecurity the use of AI by hackers and security teams will be a common theme as AI systems become more available, capable, and affordable. They will help to avoid organizations and individuals falling victim to cyber attacks by using techniques such as deep learning security algorithms, automation of systems that are vulnerable to human error, and biometric identity protection.
Organized gangs: Cyber criminals are no longer just individuals working from their bedrooms. Cybercrime is now a highly organized industry that operates across international boundaries, sharing data and information. The trend has seen gangs coming together to develop and launch coordinated ransomware attacks at a large scale, just like the 2017 Wannacry attack that saw over a quarter of a million devices affected across 150 countries. This form of attack will be more common in the future of cybersecurity.
State sponsored attacks: We have already seen cyber attacks that seemed to originate from within foreign governments. The purpose may be disruption or theft, but as everything we do becomes reliant on digital, we have to ask is cybersecurity the future battleground when nations fall out? A cyber attack on power generation could quickly stop everything in a nation, forcing it to do something like removing economic sanctions from the attacking country.
Implementing strong defenses against cyber attacks requires access to a skilled, experienced cybersecurity workforce. This will increasingly become a challenge. The last few years have seen a growth in the number of people taking courses in cybersecurity, and this trend is bound to continue into the future. However, the demand for staff with well-developed cybersecurity skills is growing much faster than the supply. Research conducted in 2020 highlighted that the number of unfilled cybersecurity vacancies could increase from 1 million in 2014 to 3.5 million in 2021.
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So, what does the future look like? Mostly, it looks promising. Both the tools and the motivation to secure networks are becoming increasingly available. In fact, when you consider the growth rate of broadband in terms of customers and bandwidth against the growth of cyber crime, it seems that network operators have been gaining ground for a few years. Strong network authentication and authorization will capitalize on this trend. However, network security will remain challenging. The value of our networks will continue to grow; we will use them in increasingly interesting ways. There will continue to be a drive to subvert the network for nefarious purposes. The dynamic tension between network engineering and network security will continue. Network operators will continue to perform business in an adversarial environment. The need for network security will continue to be driven by human nature.
Overview This workshop will explore 5G security and privacy use cases, as well as associated research challenges. The objective of this workshop is to bring together experts from the globe and create a joint platform for information exchanges, presentation of results, and fruitful discussions to identify gaps and future directions for the IEEE FNI Security Working Group.
Track DescriptionsStandards & Architecture5G technologies provide ubiquitous connectivity while also addressing the demands of both individual consumers and businesses. In order to support various 5G use-cases and applications, there is a critical need to design a secure and trusted end-to-end network. 5G networks need to be flexible, adaptive, scalable and able to dynamically react to the changes in the network quite rapidly. Various standards bodies including 3GPP, IEEE, and ETSI have been looking into security issues for 5G networks. To that end, the IEEE Security Working Group is calling presenters to provide and share insights around progress and gaps in 5G security standards and architectures as relevant to 5G deployments and use-cases. It is the intent of the FNI Security WG to develop a roadmap that will evolve into a set of standards to address the technology gaps in 5G and future networks security. 2b1af7f3a8