How Safety and Security are Evolving in the Digital Age

How Safety and Security are Evolving in the Digital Age
How Safety and Security are Evolving in the Digital Age
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October 03, 2023

How Safety and Security are Evolving in the Digital Age

Published in Ipsos
Written by Christopher Good

The technological shifts that are redefining defense also have the potential to transform daily life. Dominic Perez, chief technology officer at Curtiss-Wright, discusses the innovations of tomorrow (and the threats to safety and security).

It’s been said that the best offense is a good defense, but a good defense is a good defense, too. Dominic Perez, chief technology officer for aerospace manufacturer Curtiss-Wright, thinks new improvements in telecommunications, health monitoring, and data collection can keep soldiers safer in unpredictable times. These advancements hold promise on the domestic front, too, from powering humanitarian work to keeping businesses and critical infrastructure secure from cyberattacks.

It’s been said that the best offense is a good defense, but a good defense is a good defense, too. Dominic Perez, chief technology officer for aerospace manufacturer Curtiss-Wright, thinks new improvements in telecommunications, health monitoring, and data collection can keep soldiers safer in unpredictable times. These advancements hold promise on the domestic front, too, from powering humanitarian work to keeping businesses and critical infrastructure secure from cyberattacks.

Christopher Good: Data plays a huge role in modern defense. How will that change over the next decade? 

Dominic Perez: Everyone's already collecting just about everything that can be collected, from biometric markers on a soldier, to the frequency and amplitude of vibrations on a helicopter engine, all the way down to the post that you're liking on social media. I don’t think it’s the type of data that’s going to change, but what we can do with it. The associations that can be built with large language models [AI algorithms] will really blow peoples’ minds. 

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