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2020 is the Year Data Gets Weaponized

A new Forrester report projects how the cyber threat landscape is likely to evolve in the coming years. The picture it paints of the near future is grim, to say the least. The researchers project that it might not be long before “evil can adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning faster than security leaders can,” which will force organizations and individuals to rely on governments assistance programs to “help them weather the impact of cyber-catastrophes.”

Next year, organizations are expected to lose over $250 million from campaigns using deepfakes, which are audio or visual content doctored by artificial intelligence (AI). The report warns that “attackers will use AI and ML [machine learning] to enhance existing attacks using the tremendous amounts of data now available to them. They will also develop new techniques in the form of disinformation campaigns against enterprises.”

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