Cicada 3301, The future of cyber security and Passwords
The internet rabbit hole often leads to fascinating places. I was writing a short story about an internet puzzle when I bumped into the Cicada video for the hundredth time. This is one of the most intriguing mysteries I have heard of besides, Satoshi Nakamoto, the Bermuda triangle, and Mithun Chakraborty having trained in martial arts under the Shaolin masters. Okay, the last one is just some silly childhood non-sense haha.
On Thursday, the organization published a white paper that lays out FIDO’s vision for solving the usability issues that have dogged passwordless features and, seemingly, kept them from achieving broad adoption. FIDO’s members collaborated to produce the paper, and they span chipmakers like Intel and Qualcomm, prominent platform developers like Amazon and Meta, financial institutions like American Express and Bank of America, and the developers of all major operating systems—Google, Microsoft, and Apple.
Ever wonder what the state of cybersecurity in 2031 will look like? While 10 years may seem a long way into the future, the speed at which the industry is evolving is sure to make the next decade fly by. Predicting the future of cybersecurity isn’t about looking into the crystal ball merely for fun. By envisioning how the industry will change in 10 years, chief information officers and chief security officers can prepare for future challenges, so they don’t look back and wish they had acted in 2021