Cybersecurity and Smart Cars, False Positives, Security Spending | The Cyber Review

May 18, 2021
Written by Farah

Cybersecurity Experts Push To Protect GPS Satellites And The Connected Car

Source: Forbes

Considering cybersecurity is relatively new with ongoing research, organizations and other industries should make it a priority to follow the research and news in cybersecurity to protect themselves.

The automotive industry for example has been alerted to potential threats from GPS, smart devices in cars, and smart cars too. With newer car models having all sorts of features that require internet, wifi or bluetooth connection—the risks continue to increase and we need to protect our systems.

Biden signed an Executive Order for cybersecurity investigation. Cybersecurity experts are pushing Biden to protect GPS satellite and connected cars since the order does not pause satellite launches.

False positives are only one part of a bigger cybersecurity problem

Source: Techerati

Many security tools detect several false positives that cybersecurity specialists must investigate, while real detections might get missed due to a lack of time and resources.

False positives are a symptom of a problem, not the cause. But what are the causes?

1. Increasing Complexity

IT has become complex especially after the pandemic and rapid shift to remote work. New devices, poorly managed devices, contribute to the false positive detections. With the interconnected systems, it is difficult to rely solely on traditional security tools and you need human efforts, but a shortage of staff makes it difficult.

2. Incomplete Data

Cybersecurity analysts need real-time information about their systems and networks, but incomplete data from SIEM tools makes it difficult to understand their environment. The alerts issued by most SIEM tools are based on only a snapshot of data, thus making it difficult to determine which alerts are false, and leaving security teams sifting through (and too often ignoring) thousands of potential security incidents. Firewalls and antivirus software often get their information from the SIEM too, resulting in similar issues.

3. Static Intelligence

SIEM tools usually require a lot of work to configure and use. It's not only the incomplete data but the manual nature of them too, and they don't self-adapt.

Respond to alerts that matter: Cybersecurity analysts need to increase visibility and alert context to respond to threats quickly. Use real-time analytics and behaviour-based detection.

Cybersecurity spending to hit $150 billion this year

Source: techrepublic

In a report, research firm Gartner predicted that global spending on information security and risk management services will jump to $150.4 billion this year.

Organizations that continue remote work will need to defend themselves from cyber threats. In addition, if you are migrating to the cloud will have to protect online assets. Lastly, security will increasingly rely on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

"Organizations continue to grapple with the security and regulatory demands of public cloud and software as a service," Gartner managing research VP Lawrence Pingree said in a press release. "Looking ahead, we're seeing early market signals of growing automation and further adoption of machine learning technologies in support of AI security. To combat attacks, organizations will extend and standardize threat detection and response activities."