‘As technology continues to advance and become increasingly data-centric, many business processes that were once manual and arduous are now fully automated to the extent that they have become transparent and assumed. This emergence of fluid, algorithmic machine-to-machine interaction is fundamentally changing the IT landscape, forcing the business and IT to collaborate more closely and is becoming a primary source of competitive advantage (Gartner predicts by 2018, over half of large organizations globally will compete using advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms).
The lure of achieving even the slightest, crucial competitive edge has propelled certain industries, such as high frequency electronic trading, into leading the charge toward this algorithmic, machine-to-machine future. But the road ahead is not so clearly delineated, and we are still learning about the risks and uncovering the “unknown unknowns.”’
Source: A Peek Into The Future: Tackling Algorithmic Attackers In A M2M World