What if users were not only a threat, but rather one of the answers to the challenges posed by cybersecurity?
Instead of ‘zero trust’ architecture based on ‘distrust by default’, it would certainly be more effective–and cheaper–to put users back in a central position, to turn them into real actors of the cybersecurity of their organisation. However, this approach would require to rethink Human-Machine interactions to make security more intuitive, and to integrate the ‘security by default’ requirement into processes and uses. In other words, to give priority to the ‘user experience’… The goal is certainly not to oppose Human Beings and technology! On the contrary, the aim is to make the most of both: on the one hand, users whose awareness has been raised and who have been empowered will not try to systematically bypass the security rules; on the other hand, more ’empathic’ technologies would better adapt to the users’ needs and put more emphasis on data security as close as possible to users.
The methodology? First facilitating their authentication; then detecting any ‘abnormal’ behaviour by means of artificial intelligence, because trust does not exclude control… Is such a security model possible? How can we put Human Beings back at the centre of the scene without falling into a postmodern and idyllic vision of cybersecurity? The 12th FIC will strive to answer all these questions.
The FIC 2020 will be held from January 28 to January 30 2019, at Lille Grand Palais. To learn more about this event please check the FIC 2020 official website.