Cybersecurity science is a major aspect of the development, understanding and practice of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a broad category, covering the technology and practices used to protect computer networks, computers, and data from harm. People throughout academia, industry and government all use formal and informal science to develop and expand cybersecurity knowledge.
As a discipline, the field of cybersecurity requires authentic knowledge to explore and reason about the “how and why” we build or deploy security controls. In every changing world of cybersecurity, there are some facts about what leaders want.
Cybersecurity leaders seek:
- Balance risk, usability, resilience and price
- Need enough visibility into what is happening
- Gain much control–but only over what actually matters
Cloud security grows into a top priority
As the cloud platform evolves, it’s shaping into a security target and it will begin having security problems. It’s possible cloud will become a victim to a tragedy of the commons where as a shared cloud service turns into insecure or unstable based on rise in demands by companies. When in the case of cloud, security professionals will need to determine who they can trust and who they can’t. Companies should reinforce security guidelines for public and private cloud use and utilize a cloud decision model to implement rigor to cloud risks.
Organization and skills for cybersecurity continue to change
With no unemployment rate, there is a scarcity of security skill sets, the industry requires and will sustain the need of emerging skills, as cybersecurity progresses in areas such as data governance and data classes. It’s a problem that experts in security have avoided, but the reality is that in the next few years, enterprises will generate data that they ever had before, said Mr. Perkins. Transformations in cybersecurity will require emerging skills in data science and analytics. The general growth of information will mean artificial security intelligence is essential. Adaptive skills will become an important job for the future of cybersecurity.
Application and data security are led by development operations center
There are a lot more of opportunities in the application security, but many enterprises ignore it because of the expense. It’s the crucial time to figure out the correct path to evaluate the value of security and the right way to describe it to the business. Moreover, DevOps should turn to DevSecOps, with a focus on security. This is a good time to collaborate development and operations. The time to trade has decreased so much, it creates a lossless connection between operation and development, which means it’s important to stop running them as isolated units. This is the time to bring security to DevOps, or if the team is not internal, to ask the service provider what kind of security they provide.
Digital ecosystems drive next generation security
Privacy, safety and reliability are considered to be a segment of cybersecurity. When these systems begin to have a direct physical impact, you now become responsible for the safety of people and environments. Without a handle on security, people will die. The reliability part is needed for operation and production environments.
Shift your focus from protection and prevention
“Take the money you’re exhausting on prevention and start to drive it more equitably to response and detection,” said Mr. Perkins.
“The fact is that you will not be able to stop each and every threat and you need to overcome it.”
A well-financed, dedicated actor who is after something in your agency is going to get it, even if they use the thinnest link– people–to do so. This means adapting your security setup to focus on detection, response, and remediation. That’s where the cybersecurity fight is today. In the future it will most likely move to suspense of what’s coming before something happens.