Top 5 Technologies That Can Change The Future Of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is at the tipping point entering 2020. Advances in AI and ML are accelerating its technological progress. Technology which can take us forward and empower us, can also show the flip side that is Cyber Crime. By creating cybersecurity systems that encourage diversity and value equality now, we can help to ensure that technology, innovation, and the future, will be better.

These top 5 evolving Cybersecurity technologies that can change the future of Cybersecurity and can help protect your organization.

The future of cybersecurity is in high-speed quantum encryption as Cyber war-fare gets graver day-by-day.

Top 5 Emerging Technologies That Are The Future Of Cybersecurity
Challenges That Organizations Face With Cybersecurity

If we look at some trends, then it’s observed that cybercrime is costing organizations on average $3.9 million of data breaches every year around the world. Global scalability of Cybercrime is becoming easier for attackers, as criminals find new business models. It is one of the reasons that 55% of the organizations work together with external partners to reduce security risks.

Since we live in an evolving world that is fuelled up by technology and day-to-day innovation is impacting while defining the future. Technology and security go hand in hand. There’s always have been a war between data defenders and data thieves, so you have to take a stand and be infosec warriors. Here is list of top 5 emerging security technologies that may be of great help.

Top 5 Emerging Technologies That Are The Future Of Cybersecurity

Hardware Authentication

Hardware Authentication is the future of cybersecurity. This approach is used as a user authentication that relies on a device like smartphones, laptops, or any hardware systems held by an authorized user. This could be in the form of a basic password or fingerprints to grant access to the device.

The dearth of usernames and passwords are well known, so, a more secure form of authentication is needed. Hardware authentication is an important feature for the Internet of Things (IoT), where a network wants to ensure that the thing trying to gain access to it is something that should have access to it.

One limitation of hardware authentication devices is that they can be lost or stolen, which can create login issues for users.

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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

AI is compared as a technology that appears to emulate human performance typically by learning, including conclusions, analyzing complex content, engaging in natural dialogs with people, enhancing human cognitive performance and, the major one is replacing people on execution of non-routine tasks.

AI technologies can be used to protect data against increasingly sophisticated and malicious malware, ransomware, and social engineering attacks. AI is not conscious yet, but there is likely a future in AI cognitive autonomy in predicting and mitigating cyber-attacks.

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If we look otherwise AI and ML go hand in hand in every respect. It basically gets a computer to act without much programming. It combines with AI and is one of the rapid automation of predictive analytics.

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ML can provide the fastest way to identify new cyber-attacks, draw statistical inferences, and push that information to endpoint security platforms. Threat intelligence is one of the special cases where AI and ML can be an important functionality for cybersecurity. AI and ML could help with identity management by cross-checking the veracity of data across multiple fragmented databases. Hence, AI and ML are definitely the future of the cybersecurity.

Automated and Adaptive Networks

Automated networks can change the future of cybersecurity. Automation allows for scanning and monitoring of connected networks that can report on deviations and anomalies in real-time. The automatic updating of Defence framework layers i.e. network, endpoint, firewalls, payload and anti-virus; and diagnostic and forensics analysis for cybersecurity. AI and ML can be one of the major components and support applications of these networks.

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Blockchain Cybersecurity

It is one of the potentially strong cybersecurity technologies that’s rising stupendously. The blockchain technology works on the basis of identification between two transaction parties so this type of security works on the basis of peer-to-peer fundamentals. It offers authentication and resolving a single point of attack simultaneously.

With the help of blockchain technology, a security system used in a company can leverage a distributed public key infrastructure for authenticating devices and users. The use of Blockchain technology with AI can set-up a robust authenticated verification system to keep potential cyber threats at bay. It's the future of cybersecurity.

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Zero-Trust Model

Zero Trust model is a response to a breakdown in traditional security models. The zero-trust security model is based on the principle of maintaining strict access controls and not trusting anyone by default, even those already inside the network perimeter. The goal is to use authentication throughout the course to re-ensure security—but in a thoughtful and limited manner, to avoid unduly burdening the user. The key is to know when a re-authentication has actually become necessary due to some malicious or simply anomalous event taking place. This is how the combination of identity technology with application and API protection technology comes into play.

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In spite of these technologies and many more upcoming smart cybersecurity techniques, organizations do face a lot of phishing scams. So, ever wondered how these Malware does actually look like or what are the challenges?

Challenges That Organizations Face With Cybersecurity

  • Continuous Security Incidences And Breaches
  • Ineffective Responses And Security Protocols
  • Too Few Responders are Available for 24/7 Support
  • Employees are Afraid of Security Threats at Work
  • Many Organizations are still Unprepared For Security Threats
  • Phishing Scammers Target Senior Decision-Makers
  • Increased Weekly Volume of Suspicious Emails
  • Lack of Training about Security Threats and Scams
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To Strengthen Cybersecurity

The upsurge in technology and digital connectivity and more and more cyber-threats has promulgated the need for smart cybersecurity. Smart Cybersecurity is an intellect reflex to manage risk by lessening security gaps that often occurred by reliance on manual processes that are impacted by a continual cybersecurity skills shortage and the administrative burdens of data security management.

A myriad of upcoming technologies can help us enhance cybersecurity and guide the increasingly malicious and disruptive cyber threat landscape.

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About Avantika Bhardwaj

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