Cybersecurity is a war between security over progress

Cybersecurity is a war between security over progress

Over the past several years, experts and policymakers have expressed increasing concerns about protecting ICT systems from cyber attacks — a deliberate attempt by unauthorized persons to access ICT systems, usually with the goal of theft, disruption, damage, or other unlawful actions.

Many experts expect the number and severity of cyber attacks to increase over the next several years. The act of protecting ICT systems and their contents has come to be known as cybersecurity.

The common goal – Mitigate and Acknowledge

Any company that’s involved in the cybersecurity industry has come or arrived at one common goal, that goal is not to eliminate these insecurities (see my two cents below) but to mitigate their effects and acknowledge the threat.

My two cents:

  • Where there’s money, crooks will follow and risk will accumulate.
  • Racing against opportunities is a hard one in the capitalist age

Just to state the obvious: Both of them are benefiting on the same stage. Without each other like the actor and actresses, viewers (which is the common users) would not enjoy the show. Correct me if I’m wrong?

The Mainstream: Cops and Robbers

The old game of cat and mouse, or cops and robbers is still going strong in the cyber industry. That’s because there are three key principals that are not changing anytime soon:

  1. There will always be software vulnerabilities
  2. Malicious actors will always take advantage of vulnerabilities
  3. You cannot anticipate the adversaries next move

Consequently, the battle against the “cyber attack” is similar to many other daily battles that people are involved in. One can fight against classic crimes or any other activity that implies a certain amount of “maintenance” or “precaution”.

With this ongoing debates and cyber attacks, there are two questions we can ask or raise relatively to this ongoing battle?

1) What challenges are we looking at when it comes to this advancement and progression in terms of security?

2) Would those changes/challenges were designed on changing the public’s perception towards it?

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