The Starwood Marriott security breach, which compromised 383 million guest records, represents a new wave of organized attacks against enterprise infrastructures, security analysts have stated. In previous interviews with The Green Sheet, experts at Recorded Future Inc., Uniken and Bluefin said advanced forms of authentication, data devaluation and multilayered security can protect companies and individuals against ever-present threats.
Philip Farah, digital transformation lead, global FI, at World Wide Technology, expects to see near-term growth in agile, cloud-based and "Infrastructure as Code" solutions. In a January 2019 blog post, titled 2019 Tech Trends for Financial Service Industry
, Farah cited automation, security and cloud management as critical elements of digital transformation. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are also harnessing these capabilities, he noted.