Digital transformation is front of mind for many senior executives, but too often security is left behind.
Stories by Doug Drinkwater
Blockchain has the potential to improve encryption and authentication, and that could be good news for IoT security and DDoS protection.
Machine learning algorithms will improve security solutions, helping human analysts triage threats and close vulnerabilities quicker. But they are also going to help threat actors launch bigger, more complex attacks.
DevSecOps is about introducing security earlier in the life cycle of application development, thus minimizing vulnerabilities and bringing security closer to IT and business objectives.
Machine learning will make sense of the security threats your organization faces and help your staff focus on more valuable, strategic tasks. It could also be the answer to the next WannaCry.
In the arms race between white and black hats, the infosec industry looks to quantum encryption and quantum key distribution (QKD). That may be just part of the answer, however.
The headlines may be dominated by news of NotPeyta and Wannacry, but watch out for the ‘golden oldie’ malware like Conficker and Zeus. They are still dangerous.
Investing in security tools that end-up on the shelf or underutilized is not inevitable, and it can be reduced or even eliminated by some proactive and surprisingly simple first steps.