Cybersecurity changes. The impetus for the changes derives from a mix of the inspirational and the ominous. Inspirational components affecting the improvements are rooted in the brilliance of technological genius.Thanks to constant research and development, the ability to improve cybersecurity becomes possible. Each and every time new cybersecurity trends emerge, we gained a glimpse into just how powerful the human mind can be when put to a task. The ominous side to why so much work must go into developing new cybersecurity protection reveals the nature of the threat. Persons with less-than-noble intentions wish to use their skills to breach the security parameters of computers and various networks. The reasons for doing so entail such things as theft and simple malicious destruction.

Know the Current Landscape

To make sure your network remains safe, you must employ the highest level of cybersecurity available. Aged and out of date approaches to cybersecurity may reduce a budget somewhat, but the risks present are enormous. To maximize cybersecurity levels, staying on top of all recent trends would be a good start. Through understanding the direction of these trends, you may find yourself better able to make an appropriate decision regarding instituting proper firewalls and precautions.

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Example

The term Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) may sound foreign to even those who do read up on cybersecurity trends. The lack of familiarity probably comes from the speed in which new developments arise. Staying on top of things requires effort and, as BGP problems display, the effort must be put forth. Otherwise, a susceptibility to risks exists.

What are BGP threats? These are threats connecting to traffic and peering within a network. A network doesn’t exist as a high-tech form of an abandoned ship. Various other networks may connect with it. Traffic flows through the network from varied sources. Malicious traffic might employ cloaking programs to hide its true source. Network security must filter out traffic of this nature. Otherwise, network doors may be opened wide to an untold number of threats. Trends in network monitoring and security new means of protecting against BGP threats exist. Integrating the necessary updates to a network could reduce BGP-generated breaches.

App and Internet of Things Cybersecurity

Mobile devices are overtaking laptops and desktops in many ways. Often, it is easier to use a smartphone or tablet for any number of tasks. The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow meaning more uses for smartphones and related apps emerge. People use apps and devices to turn on security systems at a business or even track driving habits of young ones using a parent’s car. All the wonder associated with IoT usages should not obscure concerns over security breaches. Vulnerabilities do exist in devices and programs. Hackers do wish to take advantage of those vulnerabilities since the deficiencies make their jobs much easier.

Users of IoT can rest somewhat comfortably knowing cybersecurity experts consistently work at making IoT use safer. Users won’t benefit from simply using their devices and downloading scores of apps without paying strict attention to potential security risks. Learning about the defenses against these risks has value as well. Usage can be modified based on revelations about risk. The installation of enhanced security features may take place as well.

The Artificial Intelligence Rescue

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning could do a lot towards protecting networks, computers, and devices. Staying current with cybersecurity trends takes time. A certain level of understanding. AI systems could take over some of the legwork and institute protections on behalf of human beings. Turning over 100% of security duties and trend following to an artificial intelligence system might not be the best plan. Disengaging from any responsibilities related to security would likely be a poor decision. Artificial intelligence programs, however, could prove useful as a backup protective system.


by:  Sia Hasan