What was different about 2018 that will confound us in 2019? Is there anything new in 2019 that will cause problems for us?
By ‘us’ I mean businesses trying to keep going with their business lives. I.e. run your business, try to make profits, grow product lines or services.
None of us are in tune with new technologies that can be used to upend our current world that we live in until it is too late and we have to play catch -up. In 2007 how many people actually went and bought a smartphone before it was obvious everyone was going to get one?
This next picture is of an IBM Quantum computer as written about in Wired UK among others:
If you have not heard your computers and phones are built on an old architecture(from the 50’s and 60’s) The quantum computer is a new architecture much faster the current binary machines.
What can possibly be created with a quantum computer?
- Unbreakable encryption for one.
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning (similar yet different)
- Molecular Modeling and other sophisticated modeling
- Optimization programs
- Financial Modeling
- Sophisticated new attacks on hardened targets
My point is not that a new Armageddon is coming, it may be but most important is that new days may bring new challenges, and you have to be ready to take them on.
Most important you must take a little time to review new technologies and techniques to see if these methods can create security headaches for your organization.
Practically though the place where we all will get hit is regulations. As more high profile cyber attacks make inroads in organizations the regulations will make life more difficult(more paperwork).
More paperwork means risk based analysis and scanning / audits of networks and computers.
End result is we need more vigilance even if our computers are in “the cloud”.
In the above AWS youtube video some common sense:
The first thing any auditor will want to see is your documentation. What is your documentation? Do you have a security policy? Do your employees read it and sign off on it? I.e. is Cybersecurity at least a little bit important?
We are in the business of Computer Cyber audits to help your business be more secure and thus handle the coming challenges in 2019 wherever they may come (technological or regulatory).
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