Advances in technology are reshaping global security capabilities, from enhancing the way to helping mitigate the impact of natural disasters. As technology is developing day to day, the threats to defence and security are also increasing parallely. Today, sophisticated technologies are transforming every aspect of our daily lives and there is always a need to develop and update the technologies related to security and defence.
Here are five ways these advances are helping mitigate security risks:
Smart Drone Patrols
Drones are everywhere. And while their use often sparks privacy concerns, they can be a useful force in security and defence. It harnesses the power of autonomous air and sea vehicles to guard against coastline threats, including terrorism, illegal immigration, smuggling, pirates and illegal fishing. Cutting back on human involvement in these often-dangerous situations, the drones help cut costs while bolstering safety at the same time. A control centre coordinates patrols, meaning coast guards can be used and deployed in the most effective ways.
An IoT Connected World
The connection of more and more objects that we use every day has both positive and negative implications for security. On the one hand, a plethora of information can be harvested and processed in a short space of time. On the other, increasing the flow of information between devices exposes new threats and opportunities for interception. While increasingly, hardware and software security measures are incorporated into devices at the design stage, strong encryption should also be used to help ensure a secure connection between devices and the systems they operate on.
Proactive Cyber security systems
Infrastructure providers, governments, organizations and business owners are increasingly aware that effective cyber security solutions are essential to sustain social and business networks, and protect transport, defence and critical infrastructure systems. While traditional cyber security defences include monitoring, analysis, software management and network security mainly designed for IT systems, the latest developments are more proactive and designed for operational technology systems.
Today’s autonomous surveillance cameras eliminate the need for humans to spend hours staring at screens. Instead, connected sensors, network storage and AI-enabled systems can keep an autonomous, high-definition eye on things 24*7. Algorithms combine with high-tech digital surveillance equipment to boost monitoring capabilities, employing software with the capacity to detect movement and recognize individual faces, even in darkness.
Intelligent Satellite Image Processing
Security experts have long been able to tap into satellite images to help their preventative and response efforts. Now, with the availability and quality of these images increasing, they offer an even more valuable resource for security and disaster-relief operations. Now artificial intelligence can search areas automatically and provide real-time reports to rescue teams. Other uses include in border security or in monitoring industrial trends.