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In a world where everything is just a click away, cybersecurity trends are a matter of concern. With data breaches, hacking, and malware attacks becoming more sophisticated, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the curve and remain vigilant in the fight against cybercrime. 

For the unversed, cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and data from theft, damage, or unauthorized access. In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is more important than ever, as businesses and individuals rely heavily on technology to store and exchange sensitive information. 

Key components of cybersecurity 

There are several key components to cybersecurity. The first is prevention. This involves implementing security measures such as firewalls, antivirus software, and access controls to prevent unauthorized access to systems and data. It also involves regularly updating software and systems to patch vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cybercriminals. 

Another key component of cybersecurity is detection. This involves monitoring systems and networks for suspicious activity, such as unauthorized access attempts or unusual network traffic. Early detection of potential threats can help organizations mitigate the damage and prevent data loss. 

If a breach does occur, it is important to have a response plan in place. This involves having procedures for investigating and containing the breach and notifying affected individuals and authorities as needed. It is also important to have a plan for restoring systems and data after a breach, which may involve restoring backups or rebuilding systems from scratch. 

Cybersecurity trends to watch out for in 2023 

Since cybersecurity is a constantly evolving field, new threats emerge every year. As we look ahead to 2023, there are several cybersecurity trends that organizations and individuals need to watch out for. 

 

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1. Ransomware attacks 

Ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer system and encrypts its files, making them inaccessible to the user. The attacker then demands a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key. 

One reason for the rise of ransomware attacks is that they are incredibly profitable for cybercriminals. The cost of paying the ransom is often much lower than the cost of restoring the system from backups or dealing with the fallout from a data breach. The consequences of a successful ransomware attack can be severe. In addition to the financial costs of paying the ransom and restoring the system, organizations may suffer reputational damage and loss of business. In some cases, sensitive data may be stolen and used for malicious purposes. 

To protect against the threat of ransomware attacks, organizations need to take proactive steps to improve their cybersecurity defenses. This includes having strong backup and recovery systems in place, regularly updating software and security patches, and educating employees about cybersecurity best practices.  

2. Healthcare sector at risk

The healthcare industry is expected to face more cyber attacks in 2023. This industry has already seen a significant increase in cyber attacks in recent years, with a 44% increase resulting in the compromise of 40 million American patient records in 2021. This affected over 22.6 million patients, which is equal to the population of New York.

A research survey shows that approximately 60% of all ransomware attacks target patient data, while the remaining attacks focus on disrupting operations or taking over systems.

Phishing scams were the most common type of cyber attack on healthcare organizations in 2020, affecting 81% of companies. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, phishing incidents increased by 220%.

3. Artificial intelligence (AI) in cyberattacks  

With Chat GPT storming the internet, cybercriminals are well versed with current trends and are using Artificial intelligence to launch more sophisticated attacks. AI-powered attacks can quickly adapt to changing environments, making them harder to detect and defend against. 

AI-powered attacks can take different forms, such as phishing emails, malware, or social engineering scams. For example, AI can be used to create highly convincing phishing emails that appear to be from trusted sources, making it easier for attackers to trick users into clicking on malicious links or downloading malware. 

To protect against AI-powered cyberattacks, organizations need to stay vigilant and adopt advanced cybersecurity tools and techniques that can detect and respond to these threats in real time. This includes using AI-based cybersecurity solutions that can identify and block attacks before they cause damage. Organizations should also implement security awareness training programs to educate employees on how to recognize and report suspicious activity. 

Cybersecurity trends
Cybersecurity trends

4. IoT vulnerabilities

Next up on the cybersecurity trends list, we have IoT vulnerabilities. The security of IoT devices is a concern, and manufacturers are aware of this issue. However, they may not be fully knowledgeable about all the possible vulnerabilities that exist. If any security breaches are discovered, the consequences could be severe.

As per information from Oracle, the number of connected IoT devices has already exceeded 7 billion and is projected to increase to 22 billion by 2025. This growth presents a large opportunity for cybercriminals to carry out attacks.

5. Users as an attack surface

In 2023, one of the cybersecurity trends is expected to be the increased focus on users as an attack surface. Cyber attackers will continue to target an organization’s user base by using tactics like phishing, social engineering, and other methods to gain unauthorized access.

This trend is driven by the fact that user error remains one of the biggest cybersecurity risks for organizations, as attackers exploit the human element to gain entry to networks and systems. As a result, organizations will need to prioritize user education and awareness training to mitigate the risks posed by user-targeted attacks.

6. Quantum cryptography

As quantum computing becomes more widespread, traditional cryptographic methods used for encryption are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Quantum cryptography provides an alternative approach to encryption that is highly secure and resistant to attacks by quantum computers. Quantum cryptography uses quantum mechanics to generate encryption keys, which are then used to secure communications. This method provides an exceptionally high level of security and privacy.

Navigating cybersecurity challenges: Lessons learned and outlook 

Overall, cybersecurity is a critical component of modern business and personal life. It requires ongoing vigilance and attention, as cybercriminals continue to develop new tactics and strategies to exploit vulnerabilities. By staying informed and taking proactive measures to protect systems and data, individuals and organizations can help ensure their safety and security in the digital age. 

In conclusion, 2023 is expected to bring new and evolving cybersecurity trends and threats. It is important for organizations to stay vigilant, stay up to date with the latest cybersecurity tools and techniques, and ensure that their employees are trained to recognize and respond to potential threats. By taking proactive measures to protect their systems and data, organizations can reduce the risk of cyberattacks and keep their businesses running smoothly. 

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May 2, 2023

Are you interested in learning more about the IoT? Do you want to network with people working in IoT? Here is a list of 10 IoT conferences and events that can help you learn more about new research and developments, and help you network and meet recruiters or project owners.

The ongoing development of the Internet of Things (IoT) is a major driver of digital transformation and cutting-edge innovations.

Data processing, data visualization, and many other techniques are just a few of the innovative technologies that may be combined to create new possibilities and solutions that demand improved integration and collaboration. 

 

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IoT Conferences Asia – Data Science Dojo

1. 4th Asia IoT Technologies Conference– Beijing, China

Scheduled to be held in Beijing, China, from 6th to 8th January 2023, the Asia IoT Technologies Conference, sponsored by Beijing Huaxia Rongzhi Institute of Blockchain (BJIB), co-sponsored by Beijing University of Technology (China) and the Faculty of Information Technology (BJUT, China). 

The conference will focus on core technologies and IoT solutions and IoT applications to promote the integration of IoT and the economy for industrial and economic purposes. 

The conference features a broad range of programs and talks on the latest developments in the field. The main aim of the conference is to deepen the understanding of the masses and take the necessary actions to accelerate the adoption of IoT with an emphasis on diverse topics across the IoT landscape. 

More details regarding the conference can be found here. 

2. International Conference on Innovations in Data Analytics, ICIDA – Kolkata, India 

Taking place on November 29–30, 2022, the International Conference on Innovations in Data Analytics ICIDA will be organized by International Knowledge Research Foundation in collaboration with Eminent College of Management and Technology (ECMT), West Bengal, India. 

The main aim of the conference is to bring together innovators, academics, and business specialists in the fields of computing and communication at one place. The conference also aims to inspire young scholars to learn about newly created avenues of research at an international academic forum. 

More details regarding the conference can be found here. 

 

3. Asia IoT Business Platform: Southeast Asia 

Taking place in different cities in Southeast Asia from October to December, the Asia IoT Business Platform aims to serve public and private organizations to enable their access to and exchange of knowledge on development and innovation in the B2B sector. 

The conferences help create partnerships within the tech and IoT sectors and help provide better collaborations between public and private organizations. 

The AIBP conferences and exhibitions also promote market research and access gained via the creation and implementation of business growth strategies. 

You can learn more about the conferences here. 

 

4. IoT India Expo – India 

The IoT India Expo will be held from the 27th to the 29th of March 2023 and will feature numerous companies working in IT, enabling them to enter a new market more quickly and with more accurate data through the adoption of modern technologies. 

For anyone in the IT sector, the event is a good place to network and talk about the future of technology because it is the premier enterprise event for IoT, Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Cyber Security, and Cloud. 

More details regarding the expo can be found here. 

 

5. Cloud Expo Asia, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 

One of the leading IoT events in Asia, Cloud Expo Asia, Is expected to be held from October 12th to 13th October 2022. 

The main aim of the event is to connect people from academia and professionals with experts in the field to find sustainable solutions and services that can help accelerate digital transformation. 

With multiple conferences, shows, speaker sessions, and much more lined up, the event focuses on a large variety of topics. 

More details can be found here. 

 

6. IEEE 8th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) – Yokohama, Japan 

One of the events organized by the Multi-Society IEEE IoT Initiative WF-IOT will take place from the 26th of October till the 11th of November. 

The conference highlights the latest developments in IoT, business, and the private and public sectors. 

The main aim of the forum is to promote the development and promotion of IoT for society’s and humanity’s benefit, as well as to promote the ethical and responsible use of IoT applications and solutions to improve human lives. 

The theme of the event this year is ‘Sustainability and the Internet of Things.’ 

More details can be found here.

7. Internet of Things World, Asia – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 

From edge computing to digital transformations, the Internet of Things World covers all aspects of IoT. The event is expected to be held tentatively in October. 

The main aim of the event is always to teach professionals, industrialists, and academics, the importance of monetizing IoT and how it can effectively impact business models. 

More details can be found here.

8. EAI International Conference on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems – Vietnam 

The International Conference on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems focuses on the current state of AI and 6G Convergence in Models, Technologies, and Applications related to IoT. 

The conference also highlights any issues pertaining to IoT Networks for Smart Cities, Next Generation Networks Infrastructures, and Optical Spectrum–LiFi. 

Further details can be found here.

9. International Conference on Internet of Medical Things (ICIMT) – UAE 

The International Conference on the Internet of Medical Things (ICIMT) focuses on exchanging experiences and research findings within the Internet of Medical Things. 

The conference gives researchers, practitioners, and educators a world-class interdisciplinary forum on which to present and debate the most recent advancements, concerns, and trends on the Internet of Medical Things. 

 

10. IEEE International Conference on IoT and Blockchain Technology – India 

The conference that led to revolutionizing the IoT industry, reevaluating business structures, and IoT, covers interoperability, data, and service mashups. 

Moreover, the development of open platforms and standardization across technological levels is also focused on throughout the conference. 

More details regarding the conference can be found here. 

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Written by Alyshai Nadeem

September 2, 2022

Learn about two new short-term courses introduced by Data Science Dojo: A 3-day Introduction to Data Science and A 2-day Introduction to IoT.

Last July, Data Science Dojo (DSD) announced a new data science certificate program with the University of New Mexico Continuing Education (UNMCE). Continuing with this partnership, DSD has announced two new training stemming from the certificate programs: A Hands-on Introduction to Data Science and A Hands-on Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT).

A hands-on introduction to data science

Taking place March 11-13, 2020, at UNMCE, this new training will continue to offer the data science certificate. The main difference between the new and previous training is the new training will only be three days instead of five, and the days are a little shorter (days start at 9 am rather than 8 am). The course is made to give a strict fundamental knowledge of data science, taking away some of the stress of coupling data science training with data engineering.

The training is taught in a series of live, in-person, instructor-led tutorials to equip you with data science fundamentals, R programming, and Azure machine learning tools for data science. Anyone is welcome to attend, especially those who would like to add data science as a skill or who want to learn more about the field.

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Instructor-led Tutorial Example

Below is a list of some of the topics that will be covered during the course. To see the full list, please view the full curriculum.

  • Introduction to Big Data, Data Science, and Predictive Analytics
  • Data Exploration, Visualization, and Feature Engineering
  • Introduction to Predictive Modeling, Classification, and Decision Trees
  • Evaluation of Classification Models
  • Deploying a model in Azure machine learning
  • Participation in a Kaggle competition

Learn more about how you can earn a data science certificate backed by an accredited university in only 3 days. This course is eligible for UNM tuition remission.

A hands-on introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)

Scheduled for April 20-21, 2020, also at UNM, this introduction to IoT is 2 days of real-time analytics. The course is designed to give a gentle introduction to IoT. At the end of the second day, attendees will understand the architecture of an IoT application and build a working prototype of an IoT project.

The IoT prototype comes in 4 different tracks, meant to simulate some of the industries where the internet of things is most popular:

  • Agriculture – Real-time monitoring of humidity, temperature, and light from the soil
  • Transportation – Real-time tracking of an automobile location
  • Industrial Automation – Real-time monitoring of machine health
  • Surveillance – Real-time activity monitoring

The boot camp also includes lessons on social media (Twitter) sentiment analysis, simulated credit card data steam, and motion sensing data emitted by a smartphone. Additionally, each attendee will receive and keep an IoT Devkit to go through the hands-on exercises with. To get the full extent of what you’ll learn, take a look at the curriculum Data Science Dojo has put together.

IoT DevKit
IoT DevKit

Schedule a call with one of Data Science Dojo’s course advisors to learn more about the 2-day IoT program. This course is eligible for UNM tuition remission.

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