BBC News – Tech trends 2019: ‘The end of truth as we know it?’

bbcnewsMore than 200 firms contributed to our request for ideas on what the global tech trends will be in 2019. Here’s a synthesis of the main themes occupying the minds of the technorati this year. You may be surprised.

This year it’s all about data – a small, rather dull word for something that is profoundly changing the world we live in.

“2019 will see the first AI-orchestrated attack take down a FTSE 100 company,” predicts Jason Hart, chief technology officer, data protection, at security firm Gemalto. A new breed of AI-powered malware will infect an organisation’s systems, sit undetected gathering information, adapt to its surroundings, and unleash a series of bespoke attacks targeted to take down a company from the inside out.”

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Army Technology – Predicting cyberattacks: the need for new cyber security tools

armytechnology-technology-logoPreparation is crucial for protecting against cyberattacks and being able to predict when they are coming and where they are coming from is becoming increasingly important for the defence industry. The UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator is tackling the issue with a new competition to spur innovation in predictive tools.

Gemalto’s chief technology officer of data protection Jason Hart warned the technology was at least three to four years away, telling the newspaper: “What we want it to do is identify when something suspicious happens, apply the appropriate security controls to mitigate the risk, then report back that it has noticed a potential attack, stopped it and protected the data.”

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