Technology Advancement Tempered with Prudence

Technology is advancing at such a fantastic rate. The pace at time is difficult to manage. These advances have the distinct possibility of vastly improving society. This has been prevalent in the medical field. These have led to improvements in diagnosing illnesses, treatments, machinery, and other attributes.

An issue with this involves the pace itself. As a society, we are prone to run before we can walk. This may be fine in certain instances but not all, including technology. As technology has been advancing at this great pace, the pace has not allowed cybersecurity to adequately develop and be applied at the same pace.

We then have the most cutting-edge technology applied to its subject matter, yet this may not be secure. For instance, over the years there have been numerous advancements with diabetic devices and pacemakers. These have certainly assisted with improving our life, however, there have been multiple issues with these over the years.

In order to ensure the vulnerabilities are free from the equipment, and unauthorized parties are not able to access them, cybersecurity needs to be a requirement as these move through the development gates.

About the Author - Charles Parker, II has been working in the info sec field for over a decade, performing pen tests, vulnerability assessments, consulting with small- to medium-sized businesses to mitigate and remediate their issues, and preparing IT and info sec policies and procedures. Mr. Parker’s background includes work in the banking, medical, automotive, and staffing industries.

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