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Future of Cyber Security: Lalit Popli, COO, Arcon


The world of cybersecurity has been changing prominently for the last few years. And, considering the alarming increase in the number of cybercrimes, it is quite noticeable as well. With so many moving parts, predicting type and method of attacks is like looking for a needle in the haystack.

Nonetheless, if you follow the current trends in cybersecurity, you can definitely take some professional guesses. Here, in this write-up, we are going to talk about the same. So, make sure to keep reading it till the end!

1. AI is Going to be Crucial

Since the last few years, the prominence of AI technology has increased quite massively. It has offered perfect fruition to several industries as well. Today, companies are using ML (machine learning) and AI-based algorithms to automate assignments, evaluate data, and make efficient organizational decisions.

Hence, it can be expected that AI will be used in the universe of cybersecurity as well. For example, the developers can embed it on a UI to warn the user about the security-based voids and risky websites. Moreover, you might also use it to simulate a network attack to determine the weak points available in your infrastructure.

2. Outburst of UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics)

The UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) system usually works by detecting insider security threats. Unlike the other systems, it usually evaluates users’ operations and other network-based technical entities like the router. The module usually employs an amalgamation of human decision-making and machine learning to find the issue.

If you have not used proper access restrictions in your infrastructure, it will be difficult for you to prevent other insiders from stealing your data. However, if you have implemented UEBA, it will analyze the user’s behaviour properly and send you a notification if it finds something out-of-the-ordinary.

For example, let’s consider that you generally download two to three pictures per day. Nonetheless, if you download a huge file one day, then UEBA will flag it down and notify the system’s primary user. Currently, only a few organizations are using UEBA prominently. Hopefully, it will be used more prominently in the future, especially for the access management system.

3. Dependence on Information Technology will Increase

In truth, cybersecurity and information technology are quite synonymous with one another. Hence, the future of the former would depend mostly on the future of information and cyberspace. The activities regarding cyberattacks are constantly changing throughout the years.

Thus, if the security developers do not gather proper information about it, it will be difficult for them to build a robust cybersecurity system. Moreover, advanced information technology can also improve the updating speed of a particular system.

4. Introduction of SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response)

Many cybersecurity experts are expecting SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response) to be introduced in cybersecurity as well. But how are these going to work in the environment? Well, for starters, the security-based technologies require operating in proper synchronization. So, in this case, the orchestration system can help them to work together.

On the other hand, Automation technology can aid in automating various security procedures. In turn, it will help reduce the overall response time and lower the risk of human-made errors. Lastly, Response can improve your security system’s overall responsiveness and prompt it to find out the malicious program quicker than usual.

5. Usage of CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker)

Nowadays, almost every organization is using cloud storage for their data storing purpose. They are highly flexible, easy to operate, and can be used from anywhere as well. However, it also attracts the attention of many hackers due to its fragile security. This is where the CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) will be beneficial for you.

The CASB systems tend to sit between the user and the cloud application and monitor the same activities. This way, it becomes easier for it to warn you if any malicious program enters your system. Moreover, some CASBs can also eliminate the threat on their own, making it easier for you to focus on your organizational endeavours.


The usage of different tools and systems in the world of cybersecurity is increasing almost regularly. Hence, jotting down about them on a single note is somewhat impossible.

However, the list here, hopefully, has helped you to get additional insight into this aspect and have a view on things that are waiting to be unleashed in the future!

Author: Lalit Popli, Chief Operating Officer at ARCON

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