5G, artificial intelligence and biometrics will determine the cybersecurity strategy for the next decade
Dmitry Samartsev, CEO of BI.ZONE, and William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum, analyzed the most popular technologies and evaluated the cyber risks of tomorrow. The experts talked about the three technologies that are likely to determine the next decade and published their findings in a joint analytical article.
Over the past 10 years, cybercrime has moved from a narrow, specialized niche to one of the most significant strategic risks facing the whole world today. The development of digital fraud is largely due to rapid technological progress.
According to the authors of the article, the new generation of 5G networks will become the most difficult problem in the field of cybersecurity. Critical applications and infrastructure will run almost 1000 times faster than the current Internet, which will allow criminals to launch attacks at the new pace of 5G. The second technology which the experts mention is artificial intelligence (AI). On the one hand, AI can help create a global defense against cyberthreats, on the other, any technical developments in this area are quickly monitored and used by the cybercrime community. And the third technology is biometrics, which is already widely implemented in various sectors of the economy throughout the world. Biometrics and next-generation authentication require high volumes of data about an individual, their activity and behavior. Voices, faces and the slightest details of movement and behavioral traits will need to be stored globally, and this will drive cybercriminals to target and exploit a new generation of personal data.