Cognitive Security: The New Frontier in the Fight Against Cybercrime

///Cognitive Security: The New Frontier in the Fight Against Cybercrime

The fight against cybercrime has never stopped, but despite that, this threat has reached levels never seen before. According to estimates from IDC, the cost of cybercrime to the entire world economy was in fact about $650 billion in 2016 and is expected to exceed 1 trillion by 2020.

Current networks, enterprise applications, and information, therefore, need to be protected against known risks and dangers which can not be even imagined. This protection must be provided while corporate infrastructures evolve, not only in size but also in complexity. As the new cloud architectures and software-defined are introduced and endpoints that interact with these networks – from mobile devices to IoT objects – multiply exponentially.

Among the cutting-edge solutions that IDC has identified as capable of enhancing the defense capability and allow a real change of pace in the cyber security industry is the Cognitive Security. These are technologies capable of analyzing those data sources not considered before and provide a real cognitive intelligence to support analysts and security professionals.

The cognitive security, or the application of the principles and scope of cognitive computing security technology, is precisely this new frontier in the fight against cybercrime thanks to the involvement of giants like IBM and Cisco.

According to IDC, by 2018 globally 70% of security environments by cyberfinance incorporate cognitive security solutions to support professionals in governing the increasing scale of complexity and risk.

The cyber security has always been a discipline with large data analysis activities. Cognitive technologies can work with unstructured or semi-structured information to create accurate maps of knowledge that can be analyzed with various techniques and artificial intelligence algorithms, such as machine learning and neural networks.

These technologies can automate the skills of security professionals and have the potential to reduce errors, time of discovery and analysis, and even prevent threats.

Gartner also stressed the importance of cognitive security, identifying an emerging trend in the Security Operations Center (SOC) enabled by new models of detection and response and adaptive architectures.

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By |2017-04-10T17:49:56+00:00April 10th, 2017|Data Security, Technology|1 Comment

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  1. Omwancha Daniel July 8, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Indeed digital technology has advanced at a very fast rate and with it, there has been an increase and sophistication of cyber-attacks. On any given day, cybersecurity analysts investigate ongoing incidents that could potentially impact their enterprise. They sift through mountains of data, false positives and ever-morphing malware and exploits to identify the few security events that are most likely to be problematic and require fast action. Advanced analytics and other software tools help security analysts detect anomalies and determine high-risk threats, but the volume of information combined with the rate and sophistication of attacks has made it nearly impossible for any single analyst to keep up. Cognitive computing has the ability to tap into and make sense of security data that has previously been dark to an organization’s defenses, enabling security analysts to gain new insights and respond to threats with greater confidence at scale and speed. Cognitive systems are taught, not programmed, using the same types of unstructured information that security analysts rely on. Like an analyst, the system can learn as it goes, able to recognize terms and make connections between them, so it can understand questions and use reason to provide answers.

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