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Key cybersecurity industry challenges in the next five years

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Mirko Zorz, Editor in Chief, Help Net Security

Key cybersecurity industry challenges in the next five years

What key challenges will the cybersecurity industry be dealing with in the next five years?

Pete Herzog, Managing Director at ISECOM, is so sure that artificial intelligence could be the biggest security problem to solve and the biggest answer to the privacy problem that he cofounded a company, Urvin.ai, with an eclectic group of coders and scientists to explore this.

AI (and machine learning with it) is like a naive child that trusts what you tell it, and is therefore susceptible to fraud, abuse, and tricks, he says. However, it is also like that stubborn, no-bullshit friend who is always going to tell it to you straight.

“From a privacy perspective, AI that controls your personal identity data and medical records will be sure to only give that information to who you tell it to. It has no interest in gossiping with its neighbors about you, and has no greed, vanity, or confirmation bias. We should harness that for protecting our identities and improve how we share it,” he told Help Net Security.

“From a security perspective it has a lot to learn about trust. Or rather, we have a lot to learn on how to program it to trust. It’s the newest, shiniest version of garbage in / garbage out if we don’t learn from our mistakes. At ISECOM we are spending a lot of effort on how we can make security tests for AI and learning how it fits into the OSSTMM framework as a new channel alongside Data Networks, Wireless, Physical, Human, Telecommunications, and Applications.”

Read more: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/02/key-cybersecurity-industry-challenges/