The field of cybersecurity is finding itself in a tricky position to navigate. Not only are organizations and individuals rapidly becoming more reliant on internet connectivity for their everyday needs, but tech and manufacturing companies are also finding new ways to broaden the range of internet-connected devices under the broad heading of Internet of Things (IoT).
Smart home devices (e.g., lightbulbs, thermostats, smart fridges), wearables, in-vehicle technologies and even farming equipment — all of these items and more are getting internet-connected, and therefore putting themselves at risk of a data breach.
Further heightening the concern over these IoT devices is that the security potential of these gadgets is limited by design. Each device is developed to perform a specific task, which does not include receiving regular updates and security enhancements.
With so much tech to secure, much of it shaky in terms of its security, the masses of data that cybersecurity professionals manage is becoming overwhelming. And with a growing shortage of qualified individuals in the job market, many experts are increasingly concerned about the future of the industry and the security of the networks we so heavily rely on.
In the forefront of the discussion are machine-assisted solutions, which many in the cybersecurity field believe to be inevitable. And while researchers are hard at work on advanced programs involving artificial intelligence, the robot-assisted approach still is in its infancy. Basic machine-learning operations certainly can enhance and help automate security initiatives, but there is no silver-bullet solution that stands in for human effort.
Analysts will move us closer and closer to solutions that incorporate cognitive security capabilities and true artificial intelligence over the next decade. To some, this will be a frightening proposition, while others will embrace the technologies with open arms. In the meantime, security teams should look to their friendly robot assistants to help them make the job more manageable and efficient.
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