How the Cloud is Changing Cybersecurity

Over the past several years, artificial intelligence has been deployed at a massive scale and integrated into every aspect of our lives. Its use in retail, healthcare, and the home has made everyone more connected than ever before. As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes further incorporated into our society, the need for better security measures at every stage of connectivity grows ever more pressing.

The IoT opens up a greater possibility of potential security threats. It’s estimated that there will be nearly 21 billion connected devices by 2020, and each of those devices is an entry point into a larger network with a unique set of valuable data. As the number of entry points grows, so too does the need to lock down those vulnerabilities.

Cyber fraud now accounts for 55 percent of all cyber-crimes. The cybersecurity industry is working to contain those risks by applying security measures at a large scale. Many companies opt for the cloud-based security route as a means of safeguarding their data as well as the data contained in IoT devices. Why has the cloud become an increasingly popular option for data security? Let’s take a look at some key reasons.