2018 A Milestone Year: Going To Change The Way Tech Enterprises Looked At Their Cyber Security

By CIOReview | Monday, January 8, 2018
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2018 is expected to be milestone year for enterprises across the world as many major shake-ups to data protection regulations are going to take place. This is giving a reason to many enterprise owners to breathe the sigh of relief. The year is also expected to witness the rise of disruptive technologies. Though there's possibility of two or three major data breaches thrown into the mix as enterprises have seen in 2017. It was a year of tightening budgets, data leaks, rampant malware attacks, and political uncertainty. The year witnessed systemic industry sexism and Ransomware attacks on the NHS.   This was not the end as two massive data breaches emerged.  Equifax that involved over 143 million user records was breached along with Uber. But 2018 is expected to bring new dawns to the processes of data protection with the new emerging technologies.

With the pace at which AI and machine learning developed in 2017, all enterprises can now expect to see more compelling use cases of the technology in 2018. AI investments is expected to surge in the first half of 2018 as more companies  will be striving to improve the data. Every application and service will have AI incorporated into them in some level. Organizations are also expected to continue investing in data scientists. This is expected to come as an effort to improve the quality of data before integrating it into AI projects. Enterprises have always recognized the potential to redefine how cybersecurity is built and they have realized that traditional firewalls won't cut it in 2018.  Mostly enterprises are about to move to an era where AI, in the form of machine learning, will be used to monitor networks and any associated devices. This will be done to keep any anomalies, threats and deviations under check. The emerging technologies will redefine cybersecurity in 2018 in the coming years they are ought to become best line of defense against sophisticated cyber-attacks for enterprises. This is also another milestone for the market as it is expected to create more than 2.3 million jobs in 2020.