Digital Vision for Cyber Security addresses cyber criminal challenges

Digital Vision for Cyber Security is addressing a variety of “expert views” on cyber criminal challenges becoming more “sophisticated”.

The paper highlights new thinking to build cyber security resilience for the next generation by harnessing automation and machine learning.

Experts within Atos, McAfee, Darktrace and techUK is addressed on the paper as a critical element of digital transformation – demonstrating that organisations across the public and private sectors cannot truly transform without securing themselves against cyber threats.

‘Risk management and data sensitivity’

Digital Vision for Cyber Security covers the role technology will play in responding to these challenges and the balance organisations have to achieve between risk management, data sensitivity and the costs that these challenges present.

Adrian Gregory, CEO at Atos UK&I, said: “For years, the received wisdom for how to secure technology and data was a firewall, equivalent to a ‘lock on the door’.

“In a world where technology has burst out of the comms room into almost every area of life, how do we install walls and locks everywhere? Clearly, our approach to cyber security must adapt.

‘A automated cyber security approach is essential’

“In this paper we have collected a range of expert views on the size of the challenge and also the new thinking that can give us confidence in the face of the vast array of threats that exist in the cyber world.”

Pierre Barnabé, executive vice-president and general manager at Atos, added: “A more automated cyber security approach is essential to address the sheer scale, complexity and volatility of risks in the digital age.”

The world leader in AI technology for cyber defence, Darktrace, also noted instead of trying to predict the hallmarks of the next WannaCry, organisations are increasingly turning to the latest advancements in artificial intelligence to detect and autonomously respond to in-progress attacks, before they have inflicted damage.

Written from press release by Leah Alger