Cybersecurity is defined as the defense of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software, and data from cyber-attacks. This practice is used by individuals and organizations to prevent illicit access to data centers and other systems.
Cybersecurity is a critical element to address because organizations collect, process, and store enormous amounts of data on computers and other devices. A significant portion of that data can be sensitive information (intellectual property, financial data, or personal information), for which unauthorized access can have negative consequences.
Data science can help detect and prevent these threats. For instance, security teams can analyze data from a wide range of samples to identify any existing security threats. The objective of cybersecurity is to stop invasions and attacks, identify threats like malware, and prevent fraud.
You can learn more about cybersecurity by reading our use case on Fraud Detection.