As per a joint report by PwC India and Data Security Council of India (DSCI), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will power the ‘cyber war rooms’ in organisations to protect them from increasing cyberattacks.

As per the study, AI and MI will also detect, predict and respond to the cyberattacks. Further, it added that the regulatory landscape for privacy and data protection is expected to reach a tipping point in 2020. It will force the Indian organisations to comply with global regulations as well as with the proposed Aadhaar Act.

To avoid the forthcoming unique threat actors on the systems, almost all organisations will increase their expenditure on upgrading their security in their cloud environments, as per the study.  Organisations will be concerned to protect their cloud-based infrastructure and invest in people, processes and technology to fortify the layers of cloud-based networks, including insider threats.

Further, there will be increased focus on adopting security operation centres to strengthen breach response capabilities through emerging tools and technologies with built-in AI/ML capabilities.

The report also noted an increase in the number of data breaches related to mobile device use and misuse.