Extra AI, consolidation and regionalization coming in 2019

In reflecting on 2018 from a security perspective, some of the major themes, as I’ve written previously, have been about new AI security tools, industry consolidation and the blurring of lines between physical and cyber security. GRDP, the California Consumer Privacy Act and Facebook’s seemingly never-ending scandals related to consumer privacy have also raised regulatory and public awareness of data privacy as a key issue and concern.

These discussions will continue into next year and beyond, and there a number of other big trends that are likely to dominate the security industry in 2019. Here are seven that I believe we’ll be looking at in the new year and for some time after that:

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The state of ICS and IIoT safety in 2019

40 percent of industrial sites have at least one direct connection to the public internet
1 industrial iot smart device power plant electrical utility

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Air gaps for critical systems remain an effective way to reduce the chance of attack. No connection to the web means threat actors have to be on-site to conduct operations. However, many companies are failing to ensure they are air-gapped. Over a third of industrial sites have at least one route to the internet. Search tools such as Shodan make it easier to find any devices not properly secured, giving attackers easy entry into industrial networks, and one is enough for attackers to get in.

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Bear in mind: It’s not all in regards to the 1s and 0s

Bear in mind: It’s not all concerning the 1s and 0s

Keep in mind: It’s not all in regards to the 1s and 0s