Emerging Technology Geared Towards Better Cybersecurity

4 Nov

There’s no denying it. Cybercriminals and cybersecurity experts are at war! And it’s a war that’s been going on for a long time. The problem for experts in the cybersecurity field is that it seems as if the criminals are winning the war.

Just as soon as data encryption tools and other security measures are developed to counter the attacks and threats of online criminals, so it seems that more advanced hacking and data breach systems and methods are developed, putting “the good guys” on the perpetual back-foot.

With just about every device being designed with connectivity these days (thanks to The Internet of Things) the cybersecurity risk has greatly increased. Especially in the business field. This ensures that cybersecurity experts have their work cut out for them!

Cybersecurity has become an essential part of the manufacturing process, and it’s important for it to be built in to applications and devices that are interconnected, or have the ability to connect.

Let’s take a look at some emerging technologies that will positively influence cybersecurity and go a long way towards thwarting the efforts of hackers and other cyber criminals.

Cloud Technology

With our focus being secure encrypted data backups to the cloud, this one is close to our hearts.

You might not even be aware that you already have access to Cloud Technology. Have you ever backed up your phone when it asks you too or backed up your photos? That information is being stored in the cloud but it’s not as secure and encrypted as it could be, which means sensitive data can be removed from your device.

More businesses are realising the value of storing information in the cloud, but these days it’s about so much more than a simple cloud backup. Why have a physical service or item if you can have a virtual one that’s much safer? Cloud technology will transform the cybersecurity situation, and you can expect to see the following components emerge:

  • Virtualised intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Virtualised firewalls
  • Virtualised system security

Hardware Authentication

The time has come…user names and passwords are no longer enough. In fact, data users seem to have a knack for creating weak passwords, making it easy for skilled hackers to gain access to sensitive information.

What is hardware authentication and how does it work? Hackers gain access to sensitive information only because they gain access to a network. With hardware authentication, a device is required to verify the identity of an individual using a particular system. In order for the user to gain access to the system, they will need to have that hardware authenticator.

Deep Learning

Deep learning is technology that allows for machine learning and AI (artificial intelligence). There has been much interest in using these deep learning technologies in cybersecurity systems. If an AI or machine is provided with the correct and insightful data, it is able to make security decisions that prevent hacks and data breaches. This can even be done without human input!

Who will Win the Cybersecurity War?

All eyes are on cyber security experts to see what they will come up with next. Winning the war against cybercrime is a must. Keeping up with the latest technologies and keeping a close eye on the systems and advances of cyber criminals is the only way to keep ahead of cyber threats and risks. The industry is expected to leverage new tech and combine it with existing security measures to bolster data/information security.

What can you do to ensure that your data is safe? Make sure that you are utilising the latest and most advanced data security systems and measures. The first step is to unburden your device of all the sensitive data and information…to do that, encrypted and secured data backups are required.

Want to learn more? Get in touch with us at Soteria Cloud today!

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