Today, cybersecurity is an important past of everyday life. You may not think about it everyday but with everyone’s lives revolving around the internet, whether for work or recreation, keeping your details save and secure is of paramount importance. So cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has created an interactive virtual reality (VR) movie to demonstrate how human intellect, big data and machine learning can be merged into cyberthreat protection technologies to help keep people safe from sophisticated cyberthreats.
Enter the HuMachine aims to familiarise users with the concept of cyberthreats in an entertaining form factor. “Set in a fictional world called “the System,” the movie puts viewers into the shoes of “Newbie” – a security bot created by human experts to protect the System and its inhabitants from all possible threats,” Kaspersky Lab explains. “Armed with smart machine learning algorithms and educated by a cyberthreat database over a petabyte in size, the security bot goes on duty, only to come face-to-face with a threat it has barely imagined, even in its craziest cyber-dreams.”
“Everything related to anti-malware and cyberthreat protection techniques is usually perceived by the general public as something extremely boring and not at all exciting. Meanwhile, millions of different, exciting things happen every second inside your computer or mobile device, especially when it comes to cybersecurity,” said Alexey Malanov, malware expert, anti-malware technologies development at Kaspersky Lab, who served as a technical consultant for the movie’s creation. “A cyberattack looks like a breathtaking battle between the attackers and defenders. In ‘Enter the HuMachine,’ we’ve tried to visualize this battle and also explain how we see the future of cybersecurity. Although it’s a completely fictional story, it still provides a clear understanding on what HuMachine really is.”
The full Enter the HuMachine experience can be downloaded for Samsung Gear VR, or you use a headset like Google Cardboard for the 360-degree version which can also be viewed below.
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