Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

January 8, 2019 | 93 views

GPM has staff experts in a wide array of areas. Now these experts are here to share their insights on what issues are likely to trend in 2019, as well as what challenges are ahead and how you can prepare. In this column, Sean E. Smith, CISM, CISSP, Consulting Security & Compliance Engineer, and Jeff Sluder, Security Analyst, share their predictions about HIT and cybersecurity in 2019 and some valuable tips about how to prepare.

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8 Epic App Innovations that Help Your Business Stand Out

Article | November 14, 2022

Increased use of the internet and smartphones demands better mobile applications be developed. Innovation is the key driving force that can make or break the market regarding mobile app development. A fantastic team of mobile app developers and smart innovation employing the latest technology produce a huge hit app. Let us learn more about how the mobile app development market grows. The Market for Mobile Application Development The mobile application development market is projected to grow at a 13.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2030, with a value of $187.58 billion recorded in 2021. This is due to the increased use of the internet and smartphone platforms, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The app's algorithms learn and understand user interests to deliver refined results that generate better user engagement. As Ericsson and the Radicati Group forecasted, 6.64 billion people own a smartphone today, which is around 83.32% of the world population, and by 2025, 7.33 billion people will own a smartphone. As a result, there is a substantial rise in demand for better smartphone apps, for which creative and innovative mobile application development is the need of the hour. Innovation will give your business a competitive edge it's never had before. It will also open up new ways to grow your business. Discover the top innovations in mobile app development. Innovations in Mobile Application Development Some of the technological breakthroughs in mobile app development will greatly improve the user experience in the future. These focus mainly on the implementation of the latest technological innovations to realize functionality that has never been seen or done before. Let us now delve into their specifics. In-App Paid Features: Android and iOS Development While Android has a market share of 70%, iOS has grabbed a market share of around 28% in the mobile operating systems market as of 2022. In-app advertising and in-app purchases generate the major ROI from mobile applications on both mobile operating platforms. A great UI and UX go a long way toward boosting your app and business, and they also help you rank highly in the respective app markets, i.e., the Google Play Store and the App Store. Rolling out constant updates and adhering to the security standards of the marketplace keeps your business app ranking at the top. Augmented and virtual reality With the AR kit, you can design and make 3D mobile apps for your customers that use virtual reality. AR and VR are constantly changing the business of making mobile apps. You can use these trends to give mobile users really great experiences. A few of the sectors making successful use of these technologies include gaming, e-commerce, retail, interior design, real estate, tourism and travel, education, training, healthcare, manufacturing and construction, advertising and marketing, and entertainment. Your AR and VR mobile apps are more valuable if you can meet your expectations for maximum ROI with a minimum budget. You can do this by making constant improvements to your minimum viable product. Beacon Technology The beacon technology uses a smartphone's Bluetooth to identify any store, museum, or other business in the vicinity. As mobile devices get more powerful, IoT and edge sensors will be used more and more. Because of that, beacon technology will change the way we interact with the world. This technology sends notifications to your customer’s phone about your product when the customer passes by, sends content and descriptions about an ongoing event at your location to your customers, and more. Proximity marketing and indoor navigation notifications are the few ways retail is using this technology. With the help of beacon technology, your business can track assets, keep track of contacts, offer access to loyalty programs, gather advanced data, and send mobile tickets. Al and ML The versatility and power of innovations in Al and ML keep them relevant. For example, they let you turn pictures into animations that look real. These animations provide real-time analytics and other valuable insights. As an AI learns from its own experience, providing a better customer experience based on the data you feed it helps create intelligent chatbots. Personalized shopping assistance, fraud prevention, task automation, smart content, voice assistants, and autonomous vehicles are a few of the examples where you will see AI implemented. An AI trains itself through machine learning, or ML. ML forecasts future data trends using available historical data. This invaluable addition to your existing apps transforms the way they interact with customers. We are one step closer to a super-personalized experience. Wearables Wearables let you make calls, find your way to your destination, measure and analyze your vital signs in real time, and look at your own personal insights. So, app developers and businesspeople should focus on making apps that give people who use wearables a great digital experience. Getting better apps for wearable devices can greatly enhance their functionality and the user experience. From listening to your favorite music to tracking your fitness goals, taking notes, finding a parking spot, and adhering to your health and fitness regimen, a wearable device does it all. If developing your company’s wearable app delivers more value, this technology is not just a game changer but a lifesaver for many. Predictive analytics Predictive analytics is essential to e-commerce. When it comes to making mobile apps, predictive analysis can help improve both the process and the user experience. By putting together information from many developers, it can help predict problems and suggest solutions. Your predictive analytics will be better if you use artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, machine learning, modeling, and statistics. The data that your small and medium-scale businesses have gathered over a period of time becomes one of the most valuable sources of information that helps predict and forecast future market trends. Unexplained market rises and falls will now have an explanation, as will mobile apps that can precisely tell what, when, and where needs to be changed, replaced, or repaired. Using constants and variables that are already known, predictive analytics and data modeling can help make accurate predictions about the future. Blockchain Technology The world of blockchain has innumerable possibilities. Applications backed by blockchain technology benefit from end-to-end encryption. This means no one but you can retain data ownership rights. Blockchain technology is used for a lot of important communication and financial transactions because it is safe and private. Blockchain holds promise for better efficiency, productivity, and performance, as well as for elevating the user experience. Blockchain is more secure and reliable, offers better transparency in financial transactions, makes you go password-free using an SSL certificate (Secure Sockets Layer), promotes simplicity, protects your identity, safeguards access to your digital data and information, and helps transmit and receive accurate data with the help of balanced data transfer using several nodes at once. On-Demand Applications As lockdowns and quarantines went on for a long time, many delivery apps started to appear. There were apps for taxis, grocery stores, and even medicine delivery. The on-demand model is likely to grow as more service-based companies shift their focus towards on-demand apps. Technology is always changing, and every year, new versions of technology hit the market. That's why we need to keep up with the latest updates and use them to make applications that are both new and full of features. That's a must for a successful launch of a mobile app. Making the development process easy for the developers reduces the time it takes to develop applications using the software. There are options like rapid application development software, no code, and low-code application development software. These can include mobile app development, SaaS (software as a service), cloud apps, on-premise standalone apps, desktop apps, and web-based apps for many devices, including IoT devices. Using AI to power the application development process speeds up development, testing, and deployment, which helps a lot with scaling from small to medium to large and beyond. Some quick and effective mobile app development platforms include Quixey, Zoho Creator, AppyPie, AppSheet, Bizness Apps, Appery.io, iBuldApp, Shoutem, Rollbar, JIRA, AppInstitute, GoodBarber, Caspio, and more. Long-Term Benefits of Mobile App Development Innovations for Your Small Business: Creating a winning product doesn’t have to be a long process. Improvements on the product offered by competitors and finding competitor product shortcomings, along with using innovative technologies, help add value to your mobile app as a product. Mobile app development innovations help in many ways, such as: Improve your brand's relationship with your customers. Offer 24/7 access to your business, Get excellent customer insights, Efficiently market your product online, Save on additional marketing costs, Boost employee efficiency by increasing engagement. Improve communication, shreds down the busy work and Streamline the data. Generate a new revenue stream from ads targeted at in-app purchases. As a result, you meet customer expectations efficiently, allowing you to expand your business and attract potential customers. Your customers and potential customers are always looking for something new and exciting to experience and adopt. Sooner or later, they make habits of seeing something, and then they start thinking of that mobile app as a standard benchmark to look up to. Talking about the scalability of a mobile application, there is a lot of scope to improve using innovative technologies, and all minor to major updates take you from where you are to where you want to be. Finding the right mix of technologies will help your business grow and expand. Tying everything together Business growth for small-scale businesses starts with new inputs and strategic technological investments in mobile app development. Although they sound promising, striking the right balance to implement innovative technologies relies heavily on rigorous predictive analysis. Tools and technologies help meet customer expectations at scale and grow the business beyond imagination with the power of innovation.

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Empowering Industry 4.0 with Artificial Intelligence

Article | July 14, 2022

The next step in industrial technology is about robotics, computers and equipment becoming connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and enhanced by machine learning algorithms. Industry 4.0 has the potential to be a powerful driver of economic growth, predicted to add between $500 billion- $1.5 trillion in value to the global economy between 2018 and 2022, according to a report by Capgemini.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Businesses

Article | July 26, 2022

Whilst there are many people that associate AI with sci-fi novels and films, its reputation as an antagonist to fictional dystopic worlds is now becoming a thing of the past, as the technology becomes more and more integrated into our everyday lives. AI technologies have become increasingly more present in our daily lives, not just with Alexa’s in the home, but also throughout businesses everywhere, disrupting a variety of different industries with often tremendous results. The technology has helped to streamline even the most mundane of tasks whilst having a breath-taking impact on a company’s efficiency and productivity

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The advances of AI in healthcare

Article | February 11, 2020

With the Government investing £250 million into the project, the Lab will consider how to use AI for the benefit of patients – whether this be the deployment of existing AI methods, the development of new technologies or the testing of their safety. Amongst other things, the initiative will aim to deliver earlier diagnoses of cancer. It is estimated that in excess of 50,000 extra patients could see their cancer being detected at an early stage, thus boosting survival rates. More specifically, a study has shown that AI is quicker in identifying brain tumour tissue than a pathologist.This would have a positive knock-on effect in other areas, such as enabling money to be saved (that otherwise would have been spent on further treatment) and reducing the workload of staff (at a time when there is a crisis in NHS workforce numbers).

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BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 Is Released to Address the Expanding Global Embedded Cybersecurity Landscape

BlackBerry | July 27, 2021

BlackBerry Limited today announced the availability of BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, the company's premier software composition analysis tool. BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 introduces a SaaS version of the original Jarvis capabilities, providing developers and integrators with a more user-friendly, focused feature set centred on the three most important areas that those developing mission-critical applications must validate to ensure the quality of their multi-tiered software supply chain: Open-source Software (OSS), Common Vulnerabilities, and Exposurability. BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, designed to address the increasing complexity and growing cybersecurity threats among multi-tiered software supply chains in the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries, enables OEMs to inspect the provenance of their code and every single software asset that comes into their overall supply chains to ensure their products are both secure and updated with the most reliant software. With over 150,000 publicly reported vulnerabilities as of mid-July 2021, creating software for a contemporary automobile is significantly easier said than done. Hundreds of third-party software modules may be included in a complicated piece of software for a vehicle entertainment system. Failure to examine and update each piece of software leaves vulnerabilities accessible for hackers to exploit. BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 addresses the requirement to discover and remediate vulnerabilities by recognising them and then offering meaningful actionable insights in minutes - something that would otherwise need human scanning, which would require a huge number of experts and an inordinate amount of time. "A number of cybersecurity legislative developments and standards, such as UNECE WP.29 and SBOM, are on the horizon, which will allow authorities to charge penalties or shut down operations totally for noncompliance." "As a result, the moment has come for OEMs to get control of their whole code base," stated Adam Boulton, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. "Don't stand by and watch as a bad actor exploits a vulnerability that could have far-reaching implications." With the release of BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, embedded software developers and integrators now have an easy-to-use and dependable software composition analysis tool to assist them in meeting their cybersecurity objectives with efficiency and confidence. "Securing embedded devices at the firmware layer is becoming an essential aspect of device security management as software supply chains get more complicated and cyberattacks become more sophisticated. BlackBerry has transformed years of knowledge and experience in embedded device security into an excellent, feature-rich tool for software binary analysis with Jarvis 2.0." - Hiten Shah, Senior Analyst, Frost & Sullivan's TechVision About BlackBerry BlackBerry is a global provider of sophisticated security software and services to businesses and governments. The company protects over 500 million endpoints, including 195 million cars. The company, based in Waterloo, Ontario, uses AI and machine learning to create new solutions in the fields of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy, and is a leader in endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's aim is simple: to ensure a connected future you can rely on.

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AT&T Launches New Cybersecurity Division, Joins Global Telco Security Alliance

SDxCentral | March 07, 2019

AT&T announced a new standalone security division, AT&T Cybersecurity, at this week’s RSA Conference. It combines technology and threat intelligence from Alien Vault, which the operator acquired last year, and AT&T’s security consulting and managed services. Also this week, AT&T became the first North American operator to join the Global Telco Security Alliance. The group, which was launched last year by Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank, and Telefónica, shares threat intelligence and security best practices in an effort to help telcos protect their customers from cyberattacks. AT&T joined as a founding member. “Threat intelligence will continue to be a core of what we do,” said Sanjay Ramnath, assistant vice president of product marketing for AT&T Cybersecurity, in an interview at RSA. “We already have a really strong history of collaborating with the community and making our intelligence data available to our customers and sharing with the larger community.” When asked if he expects AT&T’s move to spur other North American carriers to join the Global Telco Security Alliance, he said “I hope so. If we can be an inspiration for the others to participate then we’re doing a good job.” Ramnath joined AT&T through the AlienVault purchase. Merging the two companies into a new AT&T division “has a very unique value proposition that can be articulated from three pillars,” he said. “The first pillar is phenomenal threat intelligence.” Alien Labs Threat Intel: Even before joining AT&T, AlienVault was perhaps best known for creating the Open Threat Exchange. Today, the open community has more than 100,000 participants across the globe. These researchers and security experts collaborate and deliver community-generated threat data that helps companies keep on top of the latest security threats.

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MassCyberCenter Says State Faces Increased Threats

Infosecurity Magazine | March 01, 2019

The state of Massachusetts is reportedly facing increased cyber threats from adversaries who are trying to steal sensitive information, according to the Gloucester Daily Times. In an interview with Stephanie Helm, director of the MassCyberCenter, State House reporter Christian M. Wade learned that the state’s computer systems as well as Massachusetts businesses and individuals are at risk due to increased cyber threats. "The threat is very real, and anything that is computer-based is vulnerable to exploitation," Helm told the Gloucester Daily Times. "The severity of the threats depend on the adversary and their objective. Sometimes they want your information, sometimes they want your money." "We have a lot of very unique intellectual property in Massachusetts that we need to do our best to protect," she said. "We've also got a lot of big corporations, and their livelihood is based on strong cybersecurity." Part of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the MassCyberCenter is an initiative to improve cyber-resiliency and strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in Massachusetts. Developed two years ago, the center's mission is to "enhance conditions for economic growth through outreach to the cybersecurity ecosystem of Massachusetts while fostering cybersecurity resiliency within the Commonwealth," according to its website. Lofty goals for a team of two: director Helm and Meg Speranza, resiliency program manager. "Consistent with the efforts that Governor Baker announced in his 2017 State-of-the-State address, Massachusetts has made combatting advanced cyber threats a priority," said Michael Figueroa, executive director, Advanced Cyber Security Center.

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BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 Is Released to Address the Expanding Global Embedded Cybersecurity Landscape

BlackBerry | July 27, 2021

BlackBerry Limited today announced the availability of BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, the company's premier software composition analysis tool. BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 introduces a SaaS version of the original Jarvis capabilities, providing developers and integrators with a more user-friendly, focused feature set centred on the three most important areas that those developing mission-critical applications must validate to ensure the quality of their multi-tiered software supply chain: Open-source Software (OSS), Common Vulnerabilities, and Exposurability. BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, designed to address the increasing complexity and growing cybersecurity threats among multi-tiered software supply chains in the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries, enables OEMs to inspect the provenance of their code and every single software asset that comes into their overall supply chains to ensure their products are both secure and updated with the most reliant software. With over 150,000 publicly reported vulnerabilities as of mid-July 2021, creating software for a contemporary automobile is significantly easier said than done. Hundreds of third-party software modules may be included in a complicated piece of software for a vehicle entertainment system. Failure to examine and update each piece of software leaves vulnerabilities accessible for hackers to exploit. BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 addresses the requirement to discover and remediate vulnerabilities by recognising them and then offering meaningful actionable insights in minutes - something that would otherwise need human scanning, which would require a huge number of experts and an inordinate amount of time. "A number of cybersecurity legislative developments and standards, such as UNECE WP.29 and SBOM, are on the horizon, which will allow authorities to charge penalties or shut down operations totally for noncompliance." "As a result, the moment has come for OEMs to get control of their whole code base," stated Adam Boulton, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. "Don't stand by and watch as a bad actor exploits a vulnerability that could have far-reaching implications." With the release of BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, embedded software developers and integrators now have an easy-to-use and dependable software composition analysis tool to assist them in meeting their cybersecurity objectives with efficiency and confidence. "Securing embedded devices at the firmware layer is becoming an essential aspect of device security management as software supply chains get more complicated and cyberattacks become more sophisticated. BlackBerry has transformed years of knowledge and experience in embedded device security into an excellent, feature-rich tool for software binary analysis with Jarvis 2.0." - Hiten Shah, Senior Analyst, Frost & Sullivan's TechVision About BlackBerry BlackBerry is a global provider of sophisticated security software and services to businesses and governments. The company protects over 500 million endpoints, including 195 million cars. The company, based in Waterloo, Ontario, uses AI and machine learning to create new solutions in the fields of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy, and is a leader in endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's aim is simple: to ensure a connected future you can rely on.

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AT&T Launches New Cybersecurity Division, Joins Global Telco Security Alliance

SDxCentral | March 07, 2019

AT&T announced a new standalone security division, AT&T Cybersecurity, at this week’s RSA Conference. It combines technology and threat intelligence from Alien Vault, which the operator acquired last year, and AT&T’s security consulting and managed services. Also this week, AT&T became the first North American operator to join the Global Telco Security Alliance. The group, which was launched last year by Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank, and Telefónica, shares threat intelligence and security best practices in an effort to help telcos protect their customers from cyberattacks. AT&T joined as a founding member. “Threat intelligence will continue to be a core of what we do,” said Sanjay Ramnath, assistant vice president of product marketing for AT&T Cybersecurity, in an interview at RSA. “We already have a really strong history of collaborating with the community and making our intelligence data available to our customers and sharing with the larger community.” When asked if he expects AT&T’s move to spur other North American carriers to join the Global Telco Security Alliance, he said “I hope so. If we can be an inspiration for the others to participate then we’re doing a good job.” Ramnath joined AT&T through the AlienVault purchase. Merging the two companies into a new AT&T division “has a very unique value proposition that can be articulated from three pillars,” he said. “The first pillar is phenomenal threat intelligence.” Alien Labs Threat Intel: Even before joining AT&T, AlienVault was perhaps best known for creating the Open Threat Exchange. Today, the open community has more than 100,000 participants across the globe. These researchers and security experts collaborate and deliver community-generated threat data that helps companies keep on top of the latest security threats.

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MassCyberCenter Says State Faces Increased Threats

Infosecurity Magazine | March 01, 2019

The state of Massachusetts is reportedly facing increased cyber threats from adversaries who are trying to steal sensitive information, according to the Gloucester Daily Times. In an interview with Stephanie Helm, director of the MassCyberCenter, State House reporter Christian M. Wade learned that the state’s computer systems as well as Massachusetts businesses and individuals are at risk due to increased cyber threats. "The threat is very real, and anything that is computer-based is vulnerable to exploitation," Helm told the Gloucester Daily Times. "The severity of the threats depend on the adversary and their objective. Sometimes they want your information, sometimes they want your money." "We have a lot of very unique intellectual property in Massachusetts that we need to do our best to protect," she said. "We've also got a lot of big corporations, and their livelihood is based on strong cybersecurity." Part of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the MassCyberCenter is an initiative to improve cyber-resiliency and strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in Massachusetts. Developed two years ago, the center's mission is to "enhance conditions for economic growth through outreach to the cybersecurity ecosystem of Massachusetts while fostering cybersecurity resiliency within the Commonwealth," according to its website. Lofty goals for a team of two: director Helm and Meg Speranza, resiliency program manager. "Consistent with the efforts that Governor Baker announced in his 2017 State-of-the-State address, Massachusetts has made combatting advanced cyber threats a priority," said Michael Figueroa, executive director, Advanced Cyber Security Center.

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