Pokémon Go’s strategy could thwart cybersecurity threats

By now most people already know the Pokémon GO is a free to play iOS and Android AR game that leverages physical location as its core gaming mechanism. User location data is used a) the gamer’s avatar is represented in a simplified virtual map of his or her location b) when a Pokémon character (cure creatures) is nearby, user’s smartphone camera can be used to scan the nearby area to find and catch the Pokémon. It also provide known as Gyms in the game, in the local landmarks and popular public areas where players can battle with each other. Why doesn’t the security industry develop a similar technology to track and hunt for cybersecurity threats and adversaries? [ ALSO ON CSO: What awareness gamification programs can learn from Pokemon Go…


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