Rapidly evolving world of cyber threats and defence explained in new Atos paper

London, 29 October 2019 – Atos, the European number one in cyber security and a global leader in digital transformation, highlights significant new threats and innovative cyber security solutions that have recently gathered momentum in its new paper Digital Vision for Cyber Security 2.

Launched today at Cyber Innovation Den 2019, hosted by techUK, the report marks two years since Digital Vision for Cyber Security was published with the cyber security landscape much changed during that time. Threat actors are harnessing the vast power of artificial intelligence and automation to launch sustained global attacks on multiple sectors. Increased digitalisation and the growth of hybrid cloud have also brought fresh risks with new issues constantly arising and shaping the language of security, business, and politics.

At the same time these threats are being faced down with new technologies which not only identify them and suggest appropriate responses, but also learn from each attack in order to anticipate future threats. Prescriptive security has risen to prominence stopping breaches from happening by using big data analytics techniques to provide earlier visibility of threats before they become incidents.

Digital Vision for Cyber Security 2 features chapters from some of the leading subject matter experts within Atos and across the public and private sectors including Context, Scottish Business Resilience Centre and techUK.

Speaking upon launch of the paper, Adrian Gregory Atos Senior Executive Vice President and CEO, Atos UK & Ireland: Much has changed in the world of cyber security over the past two years. Significant new threats have emerged but so too have innovative cyber security solutions. The challenge to stay ahead of our adversaries prevails, as does the need to ensure that cyber security is a board-level priority. This demands that we continue developing cutting-edge capabilities, enabling the benefits of digital technologies, and supporting the UK as a world leader in cyber security.

Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of the Global Division Big Data & Security, Atos: Cyber security has become a process of adaptation as the digital age advances and more and more technologies emerge. Cyber security is a critical enabler of digital transformation and must be a core function of every enterprise. Ensuring our organisations stay prepared for the unexpected means not only responding to and pre-empting security events, but also helping to create a cyber vigilant culture. Most importantly, the role of cyber security in society is to underpin vital trust between individuals and organisations.

Talal Rajab, Head of Programme, Cyber and National Security, techUK commented: As public services are increasingly digitalised, they must be inherently cyber secure. It is vital that government continues to work with private sector partners to build capacity and protect the public sector. Within the current strategy, the UK’s growing cyber security capabilities have yielded results and this should continue with further investment.

In October this year Atos strengthened its leadership in identity management and cyber security with the acquisition of IDnomic, bringing a further 100 digital identity specialists to the Atos community of cyber security experts. In the same month Atos was recognised by NelsonHall as a Leader in cyber resiliency services.

This is the latest paper in the Digital Vision programme which includes opinions and discussion around topics including Life and Pensions, Energy and Utilities, AI, Financial Services, and Mobility.