The one thing that is enabling cybercriminals like never before is artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things relies on it massively. Simply put, AI developments are making it much easier for cybercriminals to breach systems and steal data. Given that AI is developing at a rapid rate, there is certainly cause for concern.
Cybercriminals are widely known to be adopting the latest technologies in areas such as AI. They are doing this to create attacks which are more powerful, less detectable and have farther-reaching effects. Additionally, because of the huge extension in cloud computing the entire cybersecurity environment is as complex as it has ever been.
As AI capabilities become more powerful, it is only natural that AI systems will be used to create new threats and aid existing ones. Additionally, the ever-greater influence that AI is having on the physical world---think drones and automobiles---could, in theory, result in some extremely frightening results.
A Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
All this couldn't be coming at a worse time: there is a huge talent gap within the cybersecurity industry. This has been recognized as nothing short of a crisis. As hackers and cybercriminals ramp up their efforts using sophisticated technologies and tools, cybersecurity professionals need as much help as they can get their hands on.
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