Today, digital innovation lies at the core of every organization.
Businesses are virtualizing operations to work better and faster, and cloud computing has become the de facto choice owing to digital transformation shifts. With this increasing pursuit of innovation, are we at a greater risk of new security threats and vulnerabilities? How can organizations eliminate such threats and adapt to new technology with confidence?
New tech, new threats
The COVID-19 pandemic has supercharged innovation in every sector. But with innovation at speed and scale, comes new security risks and vulnerabilities.
The rapid shift to new-age technologies, such as artificial intelligence, presents a completely new attack surface. The methods underpinning these state-of-the-art systems are systematically vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks.
Organizations are also at risk from “supply chain” attacks, wherein a malicious code entered by a supplier of a subcomponent then gets built into the whole system.
Similarly, the shift to 5G is complex and could lead to the introduction of new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Hackers are also closely tracking published vulnerabilities to find their next big exploit.