Cybersecurity has taken center stage in the last few years as cyberattacks and threats have significantly grown in volume and complexity. Artificial intelligence (AI) is helping organizations address these threats by deploying machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision-based technology that provide enhanced insights that significantly improve defenses and reduce corrective action response times. By rapidly connecting the dots from the data gathered, processed, and analyzed, these tools power a newfound capability to stop threats in their tracks, ensuring the security of internal systems.
Decoding AI for cybersecurity
Today’s technology-driven businesses leveraging the digital world are looking toward AI as the ideal solution for improving cybersecurity. Applying AI to cybersecurity defenses can combat significant threats with incredible speed, leveraging historical and current data, learnings, and predictions to prevent breaches. Aided with an AI implementation technology roadmap, organizations secure their technology and data assets with increased confidence.
AI is intelligent and learns continuously
AI technology continuously keeps learning to understand cyber threats and risks by consuming millions of data points. Machine learning and deep learning glean a network’s behavior over time, recognize patterns, and detect security incidents. Artificial neural networks detect potential threats with similar traits over time. A reinforcement learning technique helps AI continuously learn, making it difficult for cyber attackers to subvert the system’s intelligence.
AI identifies threats faster
Traditional security tools involve signatures and attack indicators to detect threats, but they can't identify previously undiscovered threats. AI can improve the threat identification rate by analyzing relationships between threats and predicting previously unknown threats. However, AI-driven systems might return a few false-positive threat alerts given their broader purview. Therefore, the ideal solution often combines AI functionality with conventional security methods to optimize faster threat detection and minimize false positives.
AI is capable of handling a lot of data
A lot of data and information is transmitted across a typical company’s network. A regular mid-sized organization generates and conveys a large amount of sensitive data between its customers and within the organization. This data must be protected from unauthorized access and use. AI capabilities facilitate the scanning of vast volumes of data and traffic, thus making these intelligent solutions the best at detecting threats masked as normal activities.
A few examples of AI in cybersecurity
Cognito is an AI-based threat detection and response platform that uses machine learning to collect and store network metadata to detect and prioritize attacks in real-time. The platform has helped many customers detect and block multiple man-in-the-middle attacks, halt crypto-mining schemes, and detect command-and-control malware. For more see
Zimperium’s AI-based threat detection and MobileIron’s compliance and security engine collaboratively provide complete enterprise mobile security, delivering sophisticated threat protection for managed mobile devices. For additional detail see
The New York police department and other police departments across the US utilize AI-enhanced statistical programs for policing and investigating crimes. To see examples view
The role and impact of AI on organizations will continue to grow as more organizations realize its increased benefits for cybersecurity, including its faster analysis and elevated mitigation of threats. Keeping the data and network safe from intrusions is of utmost importance in this data-driven world. Adopting AI-powered systems will strengthen the security infrastructure and reduce organizational risk.
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