The first CRISPR babies have arrived in China. This event portends for vast new dabbling in genetic engineering. Watch for genetic manipulation, possibly coupled with radical new human implant shenanigans in S.E. Asia (Thailand and Korea especially). Medical tourism isn’t just another catchphrase. Futurist, William Gibson is/was correct. The future is “now”.
The move to the cloud, to the internet of things, and the full embrace of deep learning (AI) is resulting in a massive transformation of enterprise IT, rather like the early embrace of the Internet in the mid-1990’s. This journey in 2018 is still in its infancy, and I posit that the time is now for security professionals to take a front seat at leadership tables and become more vociferous. We must convince our CFOs , CEOs and the board before launching any new IT initiative to first ask a simple question : “How will we secure our efforts?”
“What’s our cloud strategy?” is a common question in IT these days. A somewhat lengthy answer is required. Few technologies have grown as fast as the cloud. It is a profound shift to have your data – your precious, regulated data – stored not just out of your control, but out of your sight. This change provokes a wide range of responses, from “Never in a thousand years” to “Take my data, please”. A better reaction might be “Yes, but.” As with many things in life, and certainly in healthcare, the extreme reaction is not the best one.