How Machine Learning Helps Improve Cybersecurity

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Cyberattacks have increased on an unprecedented scale. The main reason obviously is our increasing dependence on computing devices (computers, smartphones etc) and the internet for our day-to-day needs. The technology that we depend on today has interconnectedness as one of its salient features. This, plus our habit of using unsecured networks and devices (like, for example, public Wi-Fi) for convenience's sake, too has proven to be the cause for an unprecedented increase in cyberattacks. Of the various technologies that we use today to prevent cyberattacks and to ensure cybersecurity, machine learning deserves special mention.