Cyberattacks have proven to be one of the biggest threats to security worldwide. Surveys by international research companies and relevant specialists all warn of the same dire predictions – cyberattacks will increase and the more we progress technologically, the more sophisticated these attacks will become. This interesting information came to us from Daily Sabah in their article, “Cybersecurity an uphill battle in era of AI, machine learning.”

This disconcerting trend not only points to public and private organizations being affected, but it will also affect individuals and populations. The World Economic Forum (WEF) was held at the beginning of the year and it showed that artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies add to the risk. Becoming more connected and global will also increase the probability of the issue spreading.

Some are looking to the predictive capabilities of AI to foresee the future of cyber attacks but the AI models were used to study trends, not predict them.

Melody K. Smith

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