In a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Australia was identified as the country that felt the most vulnerable in terms of a lack in cyber security professionals.
The White House Chief Data Scientist, DJ Patil, at the Amazon Services: ReInvent conference encouraged all businesses to adopt two main principles -responsibility and universal benefit. He is of the opinion that each technologist and business person has an opportunity to determine that the app or device created benefits everyone.
Imagine you have recently been operated on and a pacemaker has been inserted into your heart to help regulate its beat. It has the ability to change the rhythm that your heart beats at and can deliver life saving treatment should your heart refuse to stop beating at all.
Companies need to future proof apps and devices as much as possible building in the flexibility to update, adapt and evolve as threats do and technologies change. Communicating these safety measures and reassuring consumers will be as important as the measures themselves.
When you launch a new app or social media platform, it’s a bit like sending a new star into the sky. Some burn really brightly for a brief period of time. A few remain there for decades, seeming to grow in intensity. Whilst others, simply blink out of the sky suddenly never to be seen again.