The pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is already significantly impacting businesses across Europe. Organizations need to take action now to make certain they are adequately capturing, integrating, certifying, publishing, monitoring and of course, protecting their data to ensure compliance when GDPR enters into application in May 2018.
GDPR, IoT and Serverless – the new challenges for Cybersecurity I’d say the year 2017 wasn’t a great year for cybersecurity. There were fatal attacks like WannaCry and BadRabbit that were widespread and fatal. 2018 hasn’t been any better. McAfee had predicted that this year there will be fewer attacks (don’t sigh in relief) but these attacks will be more targeted. Smartphones will be targeted and rather than volume-based attacks, there are more sophisticated tools that are needed to combat the new threats. https://image.freepik.com/free-vector/theft-identity-avatar-character_24877-1443.jpg While there are many next gen technologies that are ready to invade our lives, organizations and future, cybersecurity remains a concern. Automated learning might be an interesting topic for the tech industry but unfortunately it is also an equally interesting area for cyber criminals as well. Thanks to machine learning that there are several cyber security tools and mechanisms. For example, machine learning is good at detecting any unusual behavior and is capable to trigger an alert. It can block access to the system or software as well. Additionally, the parameters of the unusual behavior will be examined to determine if the access is authorized or not. Large volumes of data can be collected and analyzed to set usual behavior and unusual behavior. One of McAfee’s report said: “Adversaries will certainly employ machine learning themselves to support their attacks, learning from defensive responses, seeking to disrupt detection models, and exploiting newly discovered vulnerabilities faster than defenders can patch them.” With the help of machine learning, we can prepare to protect our online data. But we do not know how the hackers are thinking and what will they be attacking next. GDPR – a new challenge