Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)


The rapid rate of growth and change in Information technology continues to be a challenge for those in the information sector. New technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) are developing so rapidly that information security and privacy professionals are struggling to keep up. Government and industry call for more cybersecurity professionals and the news media make it clear that the number of cybersecurity breaches and incidents continues to rise. This short article exams some of the challenges with the new technologies and how they are vulnerable to exploitation. In order to keep pace, information security education, ethics, governance and privacy controls must adapt. Unfortunately, as history shows us, they are slow to evolve, much slower than the technologies we hope to secure. The 2020s will usher in vast advancements in technology. More attention needs to be given to anticipating the vulnerabilities associated with that technology and the strategies for mitigating them.




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