Cyber security is ever-changing industry. The struggle between the hackers breaking into systems, and the security experts trying to block them results in non-stop new advances. However, many new cyber security trends are attempting to break this cycle, by changing the very nature of cyber security. As an I.T. tech running a consulting business, you might wonder which of these emerging trends is worth learning about. Read on to encounter the latest emerging trends in cyber security technology.
Many hardware manufacturers are looking for ways to burn security into the very chips of a computer. As an I.T. tech you understand how important it is to protect your IP address, along with everything else on your computer. A way to burn security into computers would create a new line of defense beyond the standard username and password security. You would still have a username and password, but now those would be linked to a single computer or other device. This link would not be software derived, but part of the computer’s hardware. This would make it far harder to hack such a computer remotely.
One of the most exciting changes to transaction security is blockchain. While presently associated with crypto-currency, blockchain could revolutionize how all transactions are performed online. Blockchain creates a secure channel for two users to transfer data, without the need for a central system providing security. Instead, the blockchain protects the data by creating an uncopiable ledger of all transactions between the two users. This ledger ensures against undetected intrusion and the inability to copy data protects against theft. Blockchain technology will eliminate many of the concerns over banks and online purchases.
Cloud security has become a major new trend as cloud storage becomes more universally used. Advances in virtualized security hardware and firewalls have gone far to protect exposed digital clouds. Such advancements are necessary as cloud programming becomes more and more popular. A major arms race has begun among the various cloud providers to offer the best security to clients. The goal is to eventually make the cloud as safe as traditional hard drives and on-site storage. Cloud’s popularity will ensure that security for cloud servers will remain the at the forefront of cybersecurity for some time.
The rapidly advancing work of behavioral analytics hopes to improve intrusion detection. This form of A.I. monitors and analyzes your behavior online. Knowing your online behavior and practices, the program can detect a user who claims to be you but does not act like you. This means even if a hacker gets by your passwords and other security, the computer can identify them and lock them out. This sort of A.I. analysis will further ensure that no one can move in secure places undetected.
A greater A.I. safeguard being developed is deep thought. This process analyzes the entities that have access to an information system. They examine the situation in real time and adapt your security accordingly. This makes them far better at beating back hacks. Deep thought could potentially offer other forms of protection such as identity theft protection. Moreover, it does this without any human input. It learns from the situation and takes the steps needed to protect you. Companies and governments are already using deep thought to effectively target and eliminate persistent threats. In future, this A.I. will defeat even the most competent hackers.
The new treads in cyber security technology are rapidly changing the entire field. Hardware authentication links a password directly to a single computer, making it hard to breach. Blockchain protects transactions without venerable third parties. Expansion of cloud storage has caused an arms race in cloud security. Behavior analytics studies how you act online and locates when you’ve been hacked. Deep thought ensures that adaptive A.I. can take on hackers and win. With these advances we are moving toward a more secure future for all internet users.