What Will Data Security Look Like in Ten Years’ Time?

Data security is defined as the protocols and measures that are used to prevent unauthorised access to confidential information. It is mostly concerned with digitally held data, e.g. data held on computers, websites, and databases.

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Data security is a crucial aspect of IT management for all organisations, irrespective of size.

According to research, Cybersecurity spending is expected to exceed $1 trillion for the period from 2017 to 2021.

The vast number of devices (particularly mobiles) that are now connected to central databases and servers means that data is now more vulnerable to cyber criminals, and organisations need to embed different/multiple layers of security.There are numerous endpoint security solutions available, so if you wish to know more about which may best suit your needs, then why not take a look at a specialist website such as promisec.com today.

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2027 v 2017?

It is likely that most cyber-security will be powered by AI (for predictive analysis/threat recognition), but this will be in tandem with validation by human operators.

AI is already used in certain business sectors such as finance to help with day-to-day processing such as credit applications, fraud prevention, and robo-advising. In the future, firm-wide security protection looks set to follow this path. Internally, AI could potentially be responsible for a business’ entire security network and also provide ICT infrastructure support. IPSoft’s ‘Amelia’ can already do much of this.

In terms of the employees in the sector, it is likely that there will be a significant number of ‘ethical’ hackers. These are highly skilled individuals who understand in detail how to find vulnerabilities in an organisation’s digital infrastructure, and how to rectify them. These people can also teach AI how to identify flaws and target certain types of malware.

Another aspect that is likely to become more prominent is cross-country and inter-company collaboration. This will help all parties to build safer and more robust networks.

GDPR

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018 and represents the largest shift in data protection law for over two decades. By 2027, there are bound to have been numerous updates and additions to the initial legislation. Complying with this legislation will be at the forefront of many of the data security advances over the next decade.