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What the RadarServices cybersecurity experts predict for the new year: Christian Polster, Chief Strategy Officer and CFO of RadarServices, outlines the future.
loT as an Eldorado for cyber attackers
The further development of the Internet of Things is unstoppable. In a few years from now, every screw and bolt will have its own IP address. While this opens up entirely new possibilities, it also presents tremendous challenges to the IT security of companies and private individuals. New security concepts for the Internet of Things (IoT) must urgently be drawn up and tested in practice.
A new dimension of targeted attacks
Many large companies are still much too vulnerable. Their IT is distributed all over the world, yet what is miss-ing is an overview of the whole system. At the same time, they are under pressure from the EU General Data Protection Regulation as well as from additional compliance regulations old and new. What IT security offic-ers need most to prevent major losses is mainly transparency and the right information at the right time.
Ransomware against small and medium-sized companies
Because large companies are by now able to defend themselves better against ransomware, such attacks will increasingly be directed towards small and medium-sized companies and networked control devices in the future. These potential victims must become aware of the adjusted business models of these attackers and find experts that are able to protect their IT effectively and efficiently.
National security needs rethinking. Protecting critical infrastructure, but also ensuring the permanent func-tioning of a country’s public infrastructure, poses enormous challenges. Public authorities are fully aware of this, but cyber attackers are as well.
The use of artificial intelligence is a must
By using machine learning many vulnerabilities, suspicious system behaviour or zero-day attacks can be de-tected and warded off more quickly. But also the “opponents” are going to exploit the opportunities opened up by artificial intelligence by learning everything there is to know about new defence strategies and protec-tive measures. In brief: if companies fail to address the need for AI in IT security, their security measures will become obsolete in no time.