Over the past few years, we've seen huge advances occurring within cyber security. There are several reasons for this significant increase. From the increasing media coverage of larger and more sophisticated cyber-attacks, to the less reported on, but still just as important, increase in technological attack vectors that has been happening for the last several years. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the key drivers in various industries looking to bolster their cyber security operations. There are several ways in which the Internet of Things and cyber security are moulding and shaping each other, and in this article, we'll be looking at a select few of the ways in which the Internet of Things is changing the cyber security landscape.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to be a major ally of IT security professionals in the fight against cyber crime in a few years. "It will change the cyber security landscape," said Singapore-based Christopher Church, digital forensic officer at the Interpol Global Cyber Complex for Innovation, at last week's Total Security Conference hosted by Computerworld Hong Kong. He cited an AI system created by MIT that can prevent 85% of cyber attacks using input from human experts. "The system will actually look for the attacks and will mark them; and then the user has to tell the system whether these are actual attacks or false positives. So it presents all the attacks discovered over the day, and then a human expert would say which ones are actual attacks.
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Nation-state operations played large in the US presidential election, database breaches grew ever larger and cybercriminal tactics more innovative. Individual activists and mass-participation campaigns continued to target companies and organizations for ideological reasons. In terms of nation-state activity, Donald Trump's accession to the presidency is likely to mark a shift in US foreign policy, bringing a number of cyber security implications. Trump's stated desire to priorities what he feels are US interests and a more transactional foreign policy, and his indication that he will better tolerate the spheres of influence of other global powers, is likely to embolden these actors to conduct a range of cyber activity within their respective backyards, with reduced fears of US reprisals. We anticipate this to be the case with China and the ASEAN states, particularly in relation to the South China Sea and associated territorial disputes; Iran within the Middle East region, particularly if Trump's promised hardline stance materializes and aggravates existing regional and sectarian tensions; and Russia with the Baltic states, its near abroad and European powers.