The concept of the Internet of Things – and its main advantage – is at the same time the biggest potential security risk for all those who have accepted it and have joined the circus, so to speak. Yes, people like having all the information all the time on all of their devices – neatly segmented and contextualized to fit their needs and situation. And yes, most of them haven’t given a second thought to providing access to their personal data to all kinds of services and systems in order to have everything they could ever want at the tips of their fingers – from comprehensive weather reports and traffic warnings to their own houses recognizing them as owners and turning the lights on upon entering. It is an interesting world we live in, with technology constantly at our beck and call, but are we also slowly starting to realize just how much we are allowing it to rule our lives? One could argue that every time the tech misbehaves or someone else takes advantage of it – and by proxy, us – it has failed us on some level. In that sense, let’s see the 4 times it did just that in 2018.
The tech industry has had a big year in 2018 with several new technologies arising and claiming their spots on the stage – blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and neural networks. These technologies have infiltrated every sector, from public services to business creating new opportunities for innovation and disruption, but aren’t without risks. New technologies are always slightly ahead of the security designed to protect them. For example, blockchain has created thousands of new ideas and businesses, but it has come with a bevy of high-profile cyber attacks and vulnerabilities. Nevertheless, cyber security has continued its steady pace of innovation and new solutions emerge daily. Here are 6 trends you should adopt in 2019.
When it comes to Industrial Control Systems operating within a customized network, one thing should be glaringly obvious – they are extremely difficult to secure. Their computing capabilities are just about enough for running their primary operating functions, but they cannot authenticate incoming messages, authorize users, log network traffic, support online updates, or use the OSI protocol stack. What is more, many use entirely proprietary, vendor-specific protocols.