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January 18, 2023

The role of cybersecurity in business, technology, and society has become mission-critical.
critical. Simply put, cybersecurity is the foundation of the modern world. Without it, capital cannot freely flow, and information cannot be exchanged. Businesses, governments, and critical infrastructure cannot operate securely unless data is securely stored. One significant obstacle to obtaining. The rapid pace of technological change has created more vulnerabilities in a world that relies on data and connectivity. Cyber threat actors, such as nation states, groups, or cybercriminals, have to take advantage of.

  1. 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗺𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝘆𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲.

Early detection of malicious software becomes increasingly important as digital systems become more complex and data volumes increase. TNO is developing security monitoring and detection technology, which detects suspicious patterns quickly. A laptop is a common example because it frequently connects to the outside world. This could be an indication of malware infection.

  1. 𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗧 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲.

A growing number of attacks are being launched with the intent of disrupting industrial control systems (ICS). These systems are critical to the operation of factories, utilities, and other organizations that rely heavily on industrial processes as well as IT and OT networks.

If these systems become infected with malicious software, a company can be rendered inoperable for days. Designs and programs, for example, may be lost and end up on the Dark Web. TNO works to safeguard industrial organizations and their industrial control systems against cyber attacks.

  1. 𝗖𝘆𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲.

Cybercrime does not respect national boundaries. This makes tracking down cyber criminals difficult. The fact that criminals can hide behind the anonymity of the Dark Web complicates matters even further. TNO is working on technologies that can detect the use of phishing kits, identify trends on the Dark Web, and reveal the identities of criminals who hide behind anonymity.

  1. 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲.

As a result of many large organizations’ strong cyber security protocols, attackers are increasingly targeting their supply chains. These supplier-based attacks necessitate meticulous planning and can have disastrous consequences, such as the SolarWinds hack in 2020. TNO is working on technologies to help prevent supply chain attacks.

  1. 𝗖𝘆𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗲𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴.

While existing techniques continue to be effective, more sophisticated cyber attack technologies with high levels of automation and technical sophistication are being developed on a daily basis. Because cyber criminals are increasingly employing artificial intelligence (AI), TNO collaborates closely with academics and businesses to identify cyber security risks more quickly, also using AI.

AI and machine learning (ML) can analyze millions of situations in real time to identify threats ranging from malware to phishing attacks and malicious code downloads. TNO is working on self-learning systems that monitor behavioral patterns and profiles to detect anomalies and attacks.

  1. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝘆𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀.

There has been a scarcity of qualified cyber security experts for several years. Furthermore, many organizations face a general shortage of specialized knowledge. This can be addressed in a variety of ways. One is to provide more people with better and more advanced training.

Another component of the solution is to automate routine procedures and decision-making support systems in a Security Operations Centre for cyber capabilities such as detection and response (SOC). Learn how automated security can help cyber security experts who are in short supply.

  1. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽 𝗮 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝘆𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲?

Every organization now requires cyber security. Employees play a critical role in this. Cyber security experts are in high demand, and the shortage will only worsen in the coming years. While cybersecurity requirements vary by organization, all face the major challenge of developing a professional cyber workforce, from basic knowledge to top-level expertise.

How do you go about finding the right people? What requirements must they meet? And how do you educate them? TNO provides an integrated approach to developing a distinctively capable professional cyber workforce.

  1. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗺-𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲.

As we integrate quantum computing’s many new possibilities, we must also begin to address the cyber threats it poses. Quantum computers will be able to decode widely used cryptographic methods. This is already a challenge because all of the encrypted information that is currently being communicated and stored can be kept and decoded later by a quantum computer.

This is especially important when dealing with sensitive information. Another consideration is that the transition to quantum-safe cryptography will be gradual. Working out how to prepare your organization to meet these cyber security threats is a significant challenge, so TNO has developed resources to assist and is researching migration paths.

  1. 𝗠𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶-𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝘂𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗮 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴.

The sharing of data from various sources could be extremely beneficial. In healthcare, for example, combining patient data held by healthcare institutions could lead to valuable insights and new treatment methods. But how do we ensure that there is no invasion of privacy?

TNO is currently developing a secure data-sharing method known as multi-party computation (MPC). This is a clever way of creating a common database without revealing sensitive data. Encryption techniques are used to protect data so that it can be shared without revealing personal information.

  1. 𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘄𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸.

The risks posed by unknown software vulnerabilities are a major weakness in IT security. TNO is investigating how organizations can use automated vulnerability research (AVR) to detect software vulnerabilities as early as possible and automatically boost their cyber resilience.



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