You’ve likely heard the term “Internet of Things” at some point from a colleague, an article, or an advertisement. But the term is broad and can cover an overwhelming amount of information.
— This is the second part of the article. You can catch up on the first part here.
Even though connected devices can benefit from some less-obvious upgrades that 5G should deliver, it’s still pretty early. Nevertheless, here are some of the ways IoT and 5G can benefit us.
There are a lot of apps you can download on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. That’s obvious. What’s not so obvious is that even though both companies do a pretty good job of (mostly) catching malware apps, there are still plenty that sneak through because they just toe the line between scammy and barely helpful.
The Internet of Things (IoT) industry is growing rapidly with the number of IoT-connected devices projected to surpass 20 billion by 2020. It’s an amazing number, but a number that wouldn’t be possible without the concurrent growth and availability of WiFi and cellular. However, even with all this growth, industry leaders don’t believe existing WiFi and cellular capabilities can keep up with IoT’s trajectory.
Threat detection and response is difficult and only getting more complicated. According to ESG research, 76% of cybersecurity professionals claim that threat detection and response is more difficult today than it was 2 years ago, so this situation may only get worse in the future.
For people with responsibility for corporate security – everyone from CIOs to CISOs and CROs – AI presents two types of risk that change the nature of their jobs. The first is that criminals, bad state actors, unscrupulous competitors, and inside threats will manipulate their companies’ fledgling AI programs. The second risk is that attackers will use AI in a variety of ways to exploit vulnerabilities in their victims’ defenses. The question remains – which protects which?
Companies are in a cybersecurity arms race. Attackers have easy access to more tools as the lines between state actors and criminal gangs fade. Malware and identity theft kits are easy to find and inexpensive to buy on dark web exchanges. AI-enabled attack kits are on the way, and we can expect that they will be readily available at commodity prices in the next few years.