There is a constant battle going on between data hackers and data defenders, but the problem is that each time a hacker or malicious software is suppressed, another one pops up in the same place. This has made the data defender’s job very difficult, but to the ever-evolving technology, there is some software that will aid them. Let us look at some of the emerging information security technologies:
When a hacker compromises the credentials of a user, the next step is for the hacker to steal all the other users. The analytics section of the company called the UBA or the User Behavior Analytics. The job of UBA is to analyse each behaviour and figure out if there is any malicious behaviour. They do this by examining the account of its past actions and seeing whether the activities are reasonable or not. UBA also compares the individuals accountable to its interaction with peers and analyses whether the behaviour is out of the ordinary or any malicious software has taken over.
The businesses which provide security solutions have started a customised approach to companies. In this method they asses the value and internet footfall of the company, from the data, they receive they can provide security solutions based on that. The primary advantage of this approach is that it allows the company with solutions in areas they severely lack and makes sure that the stronger regions are dealt with accordingly. This will give businesses an opportunity to implement products that match their requiremnts, and small businesses with a main focus will be able to compete with more extensive but less flexible software providers.
Intel popularised hardware authentication. The process of hardware authentication is to imprint a hardware feature for authentication, this type of authentication prevents data breach and theft, it provides an extra layer of security. When a user enters his security credentials, the engraved code offers the extra protection it also makes sure that the access is by clients which are verified. The perfect application for this would be on the Internet of Things or IoT where all the hardware’s are wirelessly connected through poor encryption; hardware authentication provides extra protection.
Blockchain for IT security enables the data to be decentralised preventing its storage in bulk. This creates a single-entry point for the hackers or any breach. The decentralised data also makes it hard to track it down or seize it. This technology is already becoming popular and is being used in banking and law companies.
Deep Learning is a fusion of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The use of deep learning is to detect anomalies in the behaviour or deviation from standard methods. They view each department as an entity and analyses it at micro and macro levels. This provides a better understanding and reviews, which in turn can help flag malicious software quicker.