Technology is evolving and, if anything, that evolution is accelerating. However, as things change, new threats emerge, and strategies adapt—old threats are not replaced but rather new threats are heaped onto the pile.
Take phishing, for instance. Email attacks emerged as a major threat immediately when email became a common communication tool in business. For over 30 years now, entering the stage in the early ’90s, phishing attacks have been a consistent attack vector.
Phishing isn’t going anywhere. Instead, it’s being joined by new, more sophisticated attacks on mobile devices and the emerging internet of things. The fundamental goal, as always, is to crack into critical business or government infrastructure to steal data, cause system downtime, or extract value.
With these new threats, automated security, artificial intelligence, and robust security strategies are becoming essential to avoiding major cyber security problems.