The exploding growth of mobile and internet-of-things devices, coupled with the increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence, have combined to create unprecedented cybersecurity risk. That’s the conclusion of a just-released report by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Syntegrity, a Canadian consulting firm.
The report calls for global cooperation by governments and the private sector on an array of technological, legal and policy countermeasures, including -- and this is likely to be very controversial -- strict regulation of artificial intelligence and machine-learning programs.
“The potential impact of an intrusion has increased substantially,” the report’s authors wrote. “Globally connected devices and people mean that attacks affect not only the digital world as in the past but also the physical world through the Internet of Things (IoT) and the social world through ubiquitous social media platforms." To address the issue head