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SIC / Nº128 / February 2018

“In a world increasingly influenced by the context, 2018 will be a year of transition towards new paradigms that will transform entire industries, which is what touches security. The old concepts of reactive security will mutate towards proactive environments, and the cybercriminal intelligence will be an increasingly common tool in large corporations. When I talk about intelligence, I do not mean artificial intelligence – a concept that still needs several years of maturity to play in the big leagues – but to that of criminal intelligence applied to the cybernetic environment.

In 2018 we will begin to discuss the crypto-agility models at an academic level, and I feel confident in predicting that the next three years the financial entity that is not crypto-concurrent will not be sustainable regarding security. Those entities that do not trigger the analysis of a new crypto-concurrent management model during 2018 will be in trouble by 2020. Crypto-concurrent management systems will replace the management solutions for which financial institutions have paid millions of dollars, and the giants of the technological sector that do not adapt will perish.

We will see the emergence of ethical committees and artificial intelligence security in the hardware industry, which speaks of an evolutionary leap in this regard. It will become increasingly common for router manufacturers to deliver the SDK (Software Developer Kits) of their firmware so that the same user can establish security rules supported on the hardware. It will be necessary to reduce the gap between the interaction of the hardware and the software worlds at the security level.

The programming languages will also begin to be questioned. In 2017 we saw Java fall by around 5% globally due to the gaps that this language leaves exposed, and it is possible that this figure will double in 2018. The quality of PHP was much more abrupt, and the trend will be more marked during this year. The main threats for this year will continue to be the agility required by the business and the lack of qualified resources in all business verticals, mainly in governance. We see with great concern that decision makers quickly embrace the concepts of smart cities without considering safety as a central factor. We can say that 2018 will not be the beginning of the end. Instead, it will be the end of the beginning. ”

Facundo Rojo Gil / Founder & CEO of vintegrisTECH