Future Digital Technologies That Will Protect You and Your Children


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Digital technologies are developing fast, and security measures must keep up to provide Internet users with a safe and secure environment.


Companies and every day online users must adapt, use the right solutions, and adopt a set of practices that will keep them safe online. Cybersecurity is a hot topic, and recent breaches made us realize just how important it is. Fortunately, there are many new technologies that we will use in the future to enhance our level of internet security. Here are some of those.


Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence


Cybersecurity is constantly being affected by machine learning and artificial intelligence. This trend isn’t going to stop anytime soon. These technologies have changed the way people think about security.


The focus is on creating more autonomous and organic security systems instead of setting in place a specific design. With constant training and upgrades, these systems will spot and deal with threats that haven’t been seen before. As cyberattacks are becoming more widespread, various IoT (Internet of Things) solutions are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect them. These algorithms will continue to improve and deal with malware, spam, breaches, identity thefts, and so much more.


In other words, these solutions may help maintain civility online in the future, while we may not even be aware of their presence!


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Hybrid Cloud Solutions


The appearance of hybrid cloud solutions has led to new cybersecurity approaches.


What's the latest approach? They are looking to implement intelligent SOCs (Security Operations Centers) that can detect, predict, and prevent threats.


"Security operations centers monitor and analyze activity on networks, servers, endpoints, databases, applications, websites, and other systems, looking for anomalous activity that could be indicative of a security incident or compromise. The SOC is responsible for ensuring that potential security incidents are correctly identified, analyzed, defended, investigated, and reported." - Digital Guardian's Blog


With the new hybrid cloud environments, companies are switching applications to SaaS (Software as a Service) to improve operational use, scale better, and improve their agility. They are also combining this with SD-WAN benefits. The growth of these environments might change the way people think about online security.


5G Mobile Networks


Much has been said about 5G, but sadly, most of it is just conspiracy theories. 5G is nothing more than the 5th generation of wireless for mobile devices. The key benefit of this technology is that it can deliver much higher bands of data. Apart from that, 5G will also deliver more capacity and availability.


All this will result in less latency and higher speeds. It will be the strongest wireless service ever and could potentially revolutionize the connection between devices and objects. 5G was studied extensively before being released to ensure that it’s safe to use.


5G addresses many of the threats of previous generations with new security mechanisms, subscriber identity protection, and various authentication capabilities. Since new generations all use mobile phones to go online, the mobile industry will have the opportunity to boost security with 5G.


Authentication Hardware


One of the areas where people, and especially kids, encounter security threats are their passwords and usernames. No matter how much we put in the effort to protect our environments and devices, users often take things too lightly and use poor login credentials that anyone can hack with ease.


There is a need for a different type of authentication that will actually secure people’s accounts. Luckily, our kids will probably see the day when authentication hardware enters the scene. Companies like Intel are already using this approach to recognize users based on their hardware.


However, we feel that this trend will grow in the future and become a standard. With the increased amount of IoT, environments networks must be sure that the devices that are trying to connect have access. That’s why hardware authentication will only become more important in the future.


Conclusion


Protecting users online has become essential for companies all around the world. With the emphasis on privacy and new regulation, it will be impossible for companies to abuse personal data or use it in any way without consent. The digital world is becoming more complex each day, with many things to consider.


New generations are starting to use the internet at a very young age but don’t have the knowledge or skills to protect themselves. That’s why it’s essential to create new technologies for improved cybersecurity.


About the Author

Sam Cortez is an accomplished technology editor and journalist. She’s written for major news magazines such as Business Insider, 20/20, and the New York Post. She now is currently employed as the managing editor and content director for Scalefluence.com, a leading influencer marketing platform. In her off time, she travels frequently across the country, helping rehabilitate small communities through permaculture techniques to increase food independence.



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