The Cyber Review: Bell Sponsorship, AI in Cybersecurity

January 17, 2021
Written by Farah

1. Cybersecurity Threats Remain A Concern For Global Corporations

A new survey by Trend Micro found that almost a quarter of the respondents suffered 7 or more cyber attacks in 2020. The cyber threat remains high for global corporations. Automated buildings for example are at risk. “Every system and individual device, and even each version and revision of every system or device, has its own specific and often unique cyber risks.”

Not only are corporations at risk, but stakeholders must protect their networks too.

2. Bell Commits $1.2-Million To Developing N.B. Cybersecurity Talent

Bell is the first private sector company to commit $1.2 million over 3 years for scholarships, internships and a full-time job offer for Masters of Applied Cybersecurity students at UNB. Students will also complete research projects along the way so it is a combination of theory and practical components. It is meant to train students to meet industry needs.

3. AI likely to replace humans in cybersecurity space by 2030

A new report by Trend Micro found that AI (artificial intelligence) is likely to replace humans by 2031 in cybersecurity. Nearly a third (32 per cent) said AI would eventually work to completely automate all cybersecurity. Nearly one in five (19 per cent) believe that attackers using AI to enhance their arsenal would be commonplace by 2025. As organizations begin to introduce AI, they will have less control over the data.

4. SolarWinds Hack Followed Years of Warnings of Weak Cybersecurity

In a recent attack on SolarWinds Corporation by Russian hackers, malicious code was installed in the software. The company is used by government agencies and private sector companies to manage computer networks. SolarWinds was warned about its weak cybersecurity years before the recent attack happened.