A changing cybersecurity landscape
Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their efforts to take advantage of businesses that let their guard down, even for a moment. This year, ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, published its 8th annual report which highlighted the growing sophistication of the threat landscape, with malware and web-based attacks topping the list. It paints a sobering picture for businesses concerned with their risk posture, many of them currently struggling under the weight of their cybersecurity budgets. That, however, may be about to change as AI and robotics begin to play an increasingly prominent role in cyber defense. Technology has permeated every aspect of our working lives and, for the most part, dramatically improved efficiency, and productivity. It has also increased the ‘surface area’ of a business for attackers, giving them more openings through which to carry out their attacks. It could be said that while we’ve excelled at adapting technology to make our businesses more profitable and efficient, we’re yet to apply that same technology to the realm of cybersecurity.