Artificial Intelligence Is Increasingly Important In Cyber Security 

The cyber attack potential in the current business environment is massive and it’s continuing to grow and this means that analysing and reinforcing an organisation’s cyber security posture needs more than human intervention.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science of making computers smarter. Complex algorithms allow computers to solve problems that were previously only solvable by humans.

AI is increasingly used to detect cyber security threats and its application in cyber security monitoring will become far more frequent.

AI aims to simulate human intelligence and has immense potential in cyber security. AI systems can be trained to generate alerts for threats, identify new types of malware and protect sensitive data for organisations.  AI’s cyber security applications offer major advantages for government and business leaders responsible for protecting people, systems and organisations from today’s relentless cyber adversaries. 

Acting as a force multiplier for cyber security professionals, AI’s functions across the cyber lifecycle include monitoring vast swaths of data to detect nuanced adversarial attacks, quantifying the risks associated with known vulnerabilities, and powering decision making with data during threat hunts.

As cyber threats are evolving more every day, it has now become necessary to look at AI to protect systems and give organizations the best security possible.

AI can be used to spot cyber threats and possibly malicious activities. Traditional software systems simply cannot keep pace with the sheer number of new malware created every week, so this is an area AI can really help with.
By using sophisticated algorithms, AI systems are being trained to detect malware, run pattern recognition, and detect even the minutest behaviours of malware or ransomware attacks before it enters the system. AI can be used to spot cyber threats and possibly malicious activities by using sophisticated algorithms, AI systems are being trained to detect malware, run pattern recognition, and detect even the minutest behaviors of malware or ransomware attacks before it enters the system.

Now, more than ever, organisations from technology companies to social media websites, have started to use AI in order to stop cyber attacks.

By implementing AI within security systems, businesses can learn from the data collected and use it to their advantage and it can become a powerful tool to prevent hackers and cyber criminals from stealing private data and information. Cyber security vendors are selling AI-powered tools and techniques for use in multiple aspects of cyber security and threat analytics.  These can also provide rapid, accurate responses to any cybersecurity compromises.

AI Threat Detection

The basic challenge of cyber security is seeing enough of what is going on to determine when things are happening that shouldn't. This means detecting anomalies in the logs of system and network events that stream from every piece of an infrastructure, as well as all the major application and cloud services and environments. 

This makes AI central to the most important kind of security analysis: Behavioural Threat Analytics (BTA) which looks at the event streams with a focus on individual actors.  Other aspects of anomaly detection include:

•    threat hunting
•    fraud detection
•    malware discovery
•    phishing detection.

AI will certainly allow organisations to be better protected, although they should remain on the lookout for advanced cyber attacks. Automated responses to security compromises are quick, enterprise-scale and highly reliable. With an improved ability to act in ways sensitive to context, AI systems can improve traditional security automation, however, cyber security teams will need to develop trust in the new capabilities.

There are several benefits of using AI for business security and we anticipate that very soon artificial intelligence will become an integral part of business cyber security. Smart automation will contribute to the global GDP’s to the tune of trillions of dollars.  According to some predictions the industry will inject a revenue of $15 trillion to world economies in future years. 

Keeping critical data secured isn’t easy in today’s business environment but organisations can take a decisive step towards being safer by adopting AI to strengthen their cyber security infrastructure. 

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