The future of the internet and what to expect in 2017 article It’s a strange time to be a software engineer.
In a world that is increasingly driven by mobile, the cloud and artificial intelligence, the tools and platforms are often less secure and easier to hack than they were in the past.
In 2017, the most common attack vectors will have become far more advanced and difficult to defend against, with new forms of malware emerging in an ever-widening range of environments.
The latest attack on the internet will be more sophisticated than anything in the last 20 years, but that doesn’t mean the security of the systems we rely on won’t be compromised.
If we want to remain competitive, we need to invest in our security, security experts warn.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Matt Miller, chief security officer of cloud software company RedHat, said that “the threat landscape will continue to evolve,” and that this year will see the emergence of new attacks.
The biggest challenge for organizations in the future will be to keep their security processes up to date, Miller said.
This isn’t a time to stop investing in the infrastructure of the modern internet.
The technology has evolved to the point where we can now protect data from the inside out, he said.
The next challenge is getting better at how we can detect, analyze and respond to attacks.
“We need to make sure we have a clear understanding of how the attacks are being perpetrated and how we protect ourselves,” Miller said in the interview.
“Security is a skill.
It’s not something that’s learned,” he added.
“The more we invest in security, the more we will learn and grow.”
The new attacks are a direct result of the emergence in 2017 of new ways to exploit weaknesses in the internet infrastructure.
The rise of ransomware and the increasing complexity of attack methods are creating a massive market for malware developers to profit off of.
RedHat and other organizations are already finding it harder and harder to protect against attacks, Miller added.
“The attacks will continue.
But what we’re seeing is more and more attackers are looking for ways to leverage their existing systems and exploit those weaknesses,” he said, pointing to new methods that are increasingly designed to steal data from machines that are vulnerable to ransomware.”
We have to invest and invest, because there’s going to be new threats that will emerge.”
This story has been updated to reflect the publication of this article.