Chapter 02

Mitigating Cyber Risk – from Critical Infrastructures to Quantum

The future of cyber security is shaped by the ever-changing nature of cyber space coupled with the computing speed of today’s machinery, and the acceleration of artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. This provides increased opportunities for malevolent attacks. In this environment, are we able to retrofit resilience into existing critical infrastructures built with traditional risk-based approaches? How can we tackle the security challenges linked to cloud-based operations?  Can we prevent our machine learning algorithms from being fooled by another artificial intelligence? Will our information still be secure once the quantum computational power becomes strong enough to decrypt every protection we set?