Swarm technology may be a game changer for the bad guys if organizations don’t change their tactics.
The digital world we now inhabit creates unprecedented opportunities – both for good and for ill. One of these possibilities is swarm-based tools that can be used to either attack or defend the network.
This possibility, or set of possibilities, has arisen due to dramatic advances in swarm-based intelligence and technologies. For example, a new methodology was announced by scientists in Hong Kong that uses natural swarm behaviors to control clusters of nano-robots. These micro-swarms can be directed to perform precise structural changes with a high degree of reconfigurability, such as extending, shrinking, splitting and merging.