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Could Automation Kill the Security Analyst?

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Could artificial intelligence affect your job? And what does it mean to different business sectors? Well, if you’re in a higher pain job, you might be surprised what Brookings Institute had to say.

[00:00:18] Hey, welcome back, Craig Peter sauna here, we have had a busy, busy day today. And if you missed any part of today’s show, you can go online and find it on your favorite podcasting app. And I’d love to get a little feedback from you. I had one of our listeners just a couple of weeks ago when I asked to show me where you are listening.

[00:00:41] He took a picture of the dashboard of his car. He had it playing there in the car. I thought that was pretty darn cool. And I’d love to know from you too. Where are you listening to the podcast? What are you doing? And you can just email me M E and Craig peterson.com. You know, the thing about podcasts is I know how many downloads there have been, but that doesn’t tell me much.

[00:01:05] It doesn’t tell me if the person that downloaded it actually listened to it. If they listen to it in Timbuktu, over in Northern Africa, in case you wonder where that is, or if they’re listening to it in downtown Boston, it doesn’t tell me anything about anybody. You know, the podcast might just be going into Nowheresville.

[00:01:25] Now I know people who listened to him on the radio. Are listening, but I have a similar problem, right? Because I think we could do different things with the show based on where you are and what you’re doing. I imagine that a lot of people listen to it while they’re driving to and from work. Which is really, you know, very commonplace to listen to it.

[00:01:49] Other people listen to it in the gym, and I know at least one of you listens to it in the truck driving around doing chores on the weekend. But if you would please do let me know. You can just send me a picture or send me a note to me@craigpeterson.com. Last week I asked for you guys to reach out and, and let me know what you thought about having a show dedicated.

[00:02:13] To windows updates. And I didn’t really get a lot of positive responses to that. So I’m going to have to read into that, that you’re not interested in understanding how to do updates and windows. If you, if you’re one of those people that wants to know, make sure you email me@craigpeterson.com and let me know, maybe it makes more sense to do it as a deeper dive.

[00:02:37] It’s something. Better for a webinar or I think the radio it’s tough. Right? How do I explain click here, do this, you know, I can’t explain the concepts and I’m going to try and do that next weekend here on the show so that everybody understands basically what’s going on. And then maybe what we’ll try and do is have a webinar where I’m really just delving deeply into it and helping you guys understand it.

[00:03:05] And I’ve done these before on it. So it’s nothing new to me. So we started out today talking about an application that is absolutely fantastic when it comes to your security and they’re adding a new feature to it that will do automatic face blurring. And I gave you a couple of other options. And then we started talking about the new secure DNS settings for Chrome and Firefox and how they can help in some cases.

[00:03:34] And they will definitely hurt and other cases. So if you are responsible for the network at your business, you’re going to have to listen to that. And then we talked about insider threats. This is crazy 60% of our insider threats. Involve employees in planning on leaving. So, what are some of those signs that an employee might be a flight risk or that they’re taking data?

[00:04:02] What are the most common ways that they’re stealing our information? I went over that today too. And then I started talking about the iPhone looters and I track all because I is, is there no low to the stupidity of criminals sometimes? Right here. They are stealing iPhones and of course, Apple’s protecting them.

[00:04:24] And then they’re posting pictures on Twitter saying, Hey, look at what my iPhone said. It says an Apple is tracking me. Yeah. And now, so is anybody who saw you on Twitter? Uh, we went into something that many small businesses don’t realize they’ve got to pay a lot more attention to, and that is security. If you are a government.

[00:04:46] Sub sub-subcontractor, right? These regulations that the federal government has to roll down Hill. And if you’re involved with anything that goes, boom, you know, military-type stuff. Man alive, the things they’re doing right now with the new CMMC regulations. And I talked about how we helped a couple of businesses out just this week with some major security problems they weren’t even aware of.

[00:05:15] And now what’ll happen with these new, new regulations in place, even if all you’re doing. Is making a passive component for one of these military contractors that sell to the military, uh, you know, assembles it and sells it. You just make one small component. You could be out of business because of fines.

[00:05:36] There are now 10-year prison sentences, everything else. So we talked about that. We talked about Google getting sued for at least $5 billion over some claimed, um, Inconsistency, shall we say incognito mode? Ain’t incognito mode. Let’s just leave it at that. A zoom. We just talked about that in how their defenders are citing legitimate reasons to not have end-to-end encryption.

[00:06:06] And what that means. And we also talked about what the electronic frontier foundation had to say on that. And if you know those guys and gals, you certainly know what they probably said, and you’d probably be right. So let’s get into this study. This is a study that came out from the Brookings Institute about jobs that are going to be lost when it comes to.

[00:06:31] AI. Now we used to say, Oh, you’re gonna lose your job to a robot. Well, that has happened. Obviously some manufacturing jobs are now being done by robots. But what we’re talking about right now is intelligence. It’s one thing to have a robot that’s just repeatedly doing a specific job, but maybe. It has some cameras on it that allowed to adjust a little bit so that it has less of a tight tolerance for finding that bolt.

[00:06:58] It wants to put the nut on too. So that’s stage one in that’s already happened. Now we’re looking at AI artificial intelligence that can do a lot more. So what they found, and this is kind of interesting because the study was put together by a Ph.D. student and he took a whole different way of looking at it and his professors agreed with it and they published it.

[00:07:25] And it’s just, it’s fascinating to look at it. He’s got a lot of stats in there, but here are the basic findings number one. Artificial intelligence could affect work in virtually every occupational group. Now we know this, I don’t think this is a big surprise to anybody it’s going to affect trucking because these trucks are going to self-drive et cetera.

[00:07:48] Right. So it’s going to kind of hurt everywhere. But number two, Two says that better-paid white-collar occupations may be the most exposed to artificial intelligence, as well as some manufacturing and agricultural positions. Now that’s interesting. And they have some graphs in this report that are showing.

[00:08:11] That those people that have a high school education or less are basically the going to be the least effective. Those people with a bachelor’s degree are the most likely to be affected. And that’s typically your middle managers and then slightly less affected by AI and losing their jobs. Are those people with advanced degrees?

[00:08:38] But when you think about those advanced degrees in business finance, Man. Those are the types of things that artificial intelligence can easily do. In fact, do better than most humans. The same. Thing’s true in tech industries, they’re going to be more exposed as well as natural resource and production industries.

[00:08:59] Now I want to get into security analyst jobs here in just a minute because I think this is fascinating, but AI looks most destined to affect men. Prime age workers and white and Asian American workers. And number five in the findings was bigger. Higher tech Metro areas and communities heavily involved in manufacturing are likely to experience the most AI-related disruption.

[00:09:31] Security is important, right? And security analysts are out there looking at what’s going on, trying to figure out what they should do. And a great little article that was up on dark reading called could automation kill the security analyst because we were just talking about it, right? The higher, the skill, the higher the degree, the more likely you’re going to lose your job to artificial intelligence.

[00:09:58] Well, how about on the security front? Well there another study that was done over a thousand, it security practice practitioners in the US and the UK it’s done by the Panama Institute. And they’re saying, wow, wait a minute. Automation and I T security workers must work hand in hand to achieve maximum effectiveness.

[00:10:23] Automation will never replace the need for the human element, especially for security professionals who have the expertise to manage these new technologies. In fact, 68% of respondents said they believe human involvement is important when using automation. So they’ve got five tips here to become proficient in how automation technologies operate, seek out an experienced mentor.

[00:10:52] And right now we are actually mentoring a couple of people. They don’t work for my company, worked for other companies, helping them out with their security roles, highlight, and understanding of automation, technologies, benchmark, how automation is being used, and get involved in organizations to share best.

[00:11:11] Practices. And that’s part of what we’ve been very involved in for many years. AI is going to be a huge, huge disruptor, but just like all of the big disruptors in the past, I don’t see artificial intelligence as being an absolutely horrific thing. Look at what happened with, of course of a horse and buggy getting displaced by infernal combustion engines.

[00:11:38] And we ended up at the Teamsters. Yeah, we got the union out of it, but in reality, we have more jobs now than we used to have, and they’re more skilled jobs and that’s what we’re going to expect to happen in the future. The steam engine did the same thing. The fire probably did the same thing and the wheels certainly did the same.

[00:11:59] But we’ve always had more and more people. And I am hoping I’m looking forward to the star Trek day, where we have the ability to have unlimited energy. And turn that energy into the matter so that we can own kind of have higher pursuits is going to be an interesting thing. But if you want more information on this and more, you’ll find it right on my website.

[00:12:23] Craig peterson.com. All of this week’s articles are posted there as is the podcast. So check it out, make sure you get my newsletter. So you get the information. On special pieces of training, the popups, some doing as well as all of the new technology for the week, the things you need to know, and the things that you can share with your friends and family to help them understand some of the stuff.

[00:12:50] You can be the hero to have a great week and we’ll be back and next Saturday, one til three right here.

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