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Never thought I’d be saying this, but the time has probably come. Yes, you know what I’m talking about—the time when it’s indistinguishable to determine whether or not something is human or robot.
You’ve seen it in a bunch of TV shows or movies, where the protagonist must ask a question only the real person would know and not the evil robot impostor.
Well, this is most likely happening at IBM, folks. So pack up your knapsacks, learn how to hunt, fish, and live without WiFi and head for the hills.
Why Are Robots Taking Over the World, Again?
The news here, before I leave this digital world to live with my more grounded, nature-loving bear friends (what if they’re robots, too?), is that since IT security breaches have been rampant in the very recent past (see: iCloud, JP Morgan, etc), IBM decided to tell everyone it was their fault. In fact, they’re saying that a resounding 95 percent of these breaches are due to human error with 75 percent being targeted at only five industries. It’s all our fault!
Now, many of you are probably scratching your heads wondering how in the world you stole your own identity during the Target security breach of last holiday season. That would be weird, right? Should you turn yourself in? Well, maybe, but not for what we’re talking about.
My opinion is that humans designed the robots in the first place, so literally everything would be human’s fault, so what’s the big surprise here? Well, maybe I have great foresight or great naivety, but let’s continue.
I mentioned that 75 percent of security breaches were being targeted at only five industries:
- Finance & Insurance – 23.8%
- Manufacturing – 21.7%
- Information & Communication – 18.6%
- Retail & Wholesale – 6.2%
- Health & Social Services – 5.8%
Not surprising that finance and insurance is tops, right? But if the world is going to be controlled by robots, what do they need money for? Humans love money. It must be their fault. Logic, folks. Also, if you have some other type of business, then you should be safe. Unpack your knapsack and get back to work, you robot fearing coward (I’m sorry, the paranoia is setting in and I’m getting a little brash).
What Do We Do To Fight Back?
Frank Ohlhorst of techrepublic.com puts it very well, “while countless hours can be spent arguing over the infallibility of intelligent machines and the shortcomings of end users, it still comes down to offering those same users productivity enhancing solutions that do not compromise security – a age old challenge that arrived with the introduction of computing.”
All I know is that someone better call one of the Connors and FAST, because this is only going to get more and more out of hand before I’m not even sure if I’m a real person and my mind was just cloned into droid parts.
But, less “apocalyptically,” we’ve been preaching and preaching and it’s no secret that maybe just a good ol’ regular dedicated server with the top security might be all you need to keep all your precious data safe and secure in your breast pocket.