The definition of the cloud has been in metamorphosis since its conception. The earliest understanding of the term served a useful purpose as it really was a paradigm shift to a scalable, elastic, quickly deployed infrastructure. While appropriate at the time, this definition lacks some clarity as many see it as the foundation of what we now see as the Internet on the whole.
What is certain in the future is that ‘what goes online stay online’. This points to a future where every device will simply connect to the cloud. Yes, we cannot deny it – “everything” will soon be online. Currently, most things are offline by default, but being online and connected will become the default for everything. The cloud will be the foundation of the data for the edge devices. This massive cloud computing power with instant response will make intelligence on demand available for everyone, everywhere. New business models where devices are boosted by inexhaustible cloud-based resources – will begin to emerge. AI will benefit as a result. We will experience more natural interactions with computers. A super intelligence. This incredible computing resource combined with fast 5G will serve us with a powerful computing potential previously considered to be in the science fiction realm.
However, with this relentless move towards online comes a question around online protection. With the cloud, true security practices always come at the cost of convenience. This is a well-known mantra in the security world. The correct trade-off to give them a ‘certain level’ of security while still not eating into productivity is what most people are seeking. Of course, that ‘certain level’ will differ as people have different threat actors to worry about.
We have a good understanding of what is good solid authentication today which generally involves a mix of a strong password

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