The idea of killer robots - of artificial intelligence that one day deems humanity obsolete - is one of the most common tropes in science fiction. And maybe someday, machine overlords will be a real threat. For the time being, however, it’s not artificial intelligence we should fear. It’s human intelligence - or the lack of it.
You wouldn’t exactly expect a celebrity musician to be tuned-in to cybersecurity issues. Many superstars, after all, are notorious for either taking a hands-off approach with stuff outside their sphere or else being woefully misinformed. Taylor Swift is neither - and she might be our best bet for making people outside of IT care about data privacy.
Phishing emails remain one of the most common methods by which cybercriminals target both enterprises and individuals. And why shouldn’t they be? Even though it’s a simple tactic, it works extremely well - all it takes is one weak link, and your network’s compromised. What can you even do to defend against something like that? Quite a bit, actually.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence both carry a lot of promise where security is concerned. Much has already been written about how they’ll completely change the way we protect our systems and data against attack. This hype, however, should be taken with a grain of salt. AI isn’t the be-all and end-all of cybersecurity - not yet, at least.
You already know there’s a talent shortage in IT. Maybe you have a plan for addressing it. Maybe you don’t. Either way, if you’re having trouble filling a position at your company, it might be time to rethink your recruitment process. The first step is to take a look at your job postings - how bad are they?