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Why 5G and AI will determine cybersecurity strategy for the next decade

08 Jul 2019

BI.ZONE CEO Dmitry Samartsev and World Economic Forum head of operations William Dixon analysed the most popular technologies and evaluated the cyber risks of tomorrow. Experts talked about the three technologies that are likely to determine the next decade expressed in a joint analytical article.

Over the past 10 years, cybercrime has moved from a narrow, specialised 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 experts mention, is artificial intelligence (AI).

On the one hand, AI can help create a global defence against cyber threats, 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 behaviour. Voices, faces and the slightest details of movement and behavioural traits will need to be stored globally, and this will drive cybercriminals to target and exploit a new generation of personal data.

“Today, we all stand on the threshold of a new era of cybercrime, which will strengthen with each year along with the constantly evolving technologies,” says Samartsev.

“Being on guard of businesses and having regular encounters with cyber threats, we see how this “snowball” has already grown in size and momentum. We are pleased to see that such large organisations as the World Economic Forum attach great importance to the problem of cybersecurity, and we are glad to reap the benefits of cooperating with them in this area.”

“And only the collaboration of efforts at the international level will make it possible to build the cyber defence of the future much more efficiently today”.

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