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.