Will we feel safe on the Internet in 2020
What role will new technologies (artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G, quantum computing) and developing technologies (Internet of things, mobile technologies, cloud computing) play in the frequency of cyberattacks?
As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used to ensure cybersecurity, problems associated with its bias will occur regularly, said IBM Security Vice President Aarti Borkar. One way to stop this addiction is cognitive diversity. For this, it is necessary to increase not only the number of experts developing a particular AI model, but also to diversify the data that they load into it.
Odra Simons, Forcepoint's Director of Innovation, adds that deep-technology technology will have a significant impact on all aspects of our lives - especially politics. And Curtis Simpson, director of information security at Armis, is confident that voice phishing systems will appear in connection with the development of Deepfake Voice technology that mimics the human voice. These are fraudulent schemes in which people, without suspecting it, send money or disclose confidential information to criminals after receiving voice messages supposedly from their relatives or leaders.
With the massive introduction of 5G, new cybersecurity challenges will arise: hackers will seek to capitalize on the spread of the Internet of Things (IoT). There will be more cyberattacks than ever. Ultra-fast communications will allow criminals to launch large-scale DDoS attacks that can harm entire corporate networks, says Michael Rezek, vice president of cybersecurity at Accedian. The sheer number of IoT devices connected to the Network makes traditional cybersecurity solutions ineffective.
Will growing geopolitical tensions grow into a global cyberwar?
Grayson Milbourne, director of security for Webroot, suggests that developed countries will carry out cyberattacks against developing countries and third world countries. Such attacks do not generate revenue; rather, they are needed to destroy and destroy. “With the continued escalation of global trade wars, cyberattacks will be used to enhance global influence. This is the so-called "cold cyberwar." Powers will increasingly use cyber espionage in the struggle for world domination, sometimes using third countries as intermediaries, ”said Jason Albuquerque, Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity at Carousel Industries Inc.
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In 2020, the concept of Zero Trust (zero confidence) in the field of cybersecurity will cease to be something far. Users must confirm their data each time they request access to a resource. According to Max Crohn, co-founder of Keybase, cryptographic signatures will become an important tool to combat scammers.
Otavio Freire, co-founder, president and technical director of SafeGuard Cyber, notes that a catastrophic and widespread violation of privacy will come very soon. The ubiquity of Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri will have “devastating consequences” because smart assistants collect confidential information, which then becomes known to third parties.