Artificial Intelligence, the Antidote to Cyberattacks

By CIOReview | Friday, March 9, 2018
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It has been prominently foreseen that cyberattacks would progress significantly enough to manifest with minimal input and interference from humans. With the presence of fast-growing sophistications in artificial intelligence (AI), the threat posed by cyber-attacks may be nipped in the bud. 

According to several C-suite executives, the incessant growth of cybersecurity could imply that security measures driven by AI can become the main source of income and living for many organizations in the years to come. With this, adaptive skills of AI can be expected to form the base for the next step in cybersecurity.

Despite the availability of automation systems driven by AI in the last few years, the penetration of the technology into the security space remains largely marginal, confirming that simulated cyber penetration testing is run majorly by the users.

It is predicted that by the year 2020, close to about 10 percent of all cyberattack penetrations would be incepted by machines that are driven by AI and that they will work in a manner mimicking real-life hackers. In this respect, the years ahead prove to be pivotal for the cybersecurity systems that are largely driven by AI. The sophistication of cyber-tools would be able to support the protection of small and medium level enterprises, in addition to the other enterprises in the industry. Similar trends can be expected with regard to firewalls, wherein with the additional information offered by the systems with machine learning (ML) capabilities, enterprises with an extensive online presence can manage to keep their data safe and secure.

With threats getting more advanced and sophisticated, businesses need to understand that cyberattacks can cause significant damage. Considering the growth of cybersecurity, the chances of a fully mature, self-functioning AI-powered system will be able to work more efficiently than it is now to keep threats at bay

It has been prominently foreseen that cyberattacks would progress significantly enough to manifest with minimal input and interference from humans. With the presence of fast-growing sophistications in artificial intelligence (AI), the threat posed by cyber-attacks may be nipped in the bud. 

According to several C-suite executives, the incessant growth of cybersecurity could imply that security measures driven by AI can become the main source of income and living for many organizations in the years to come. With this, adaptive skills of AI can be expected to form the base for the next step in cybersecurity.

Despite the availability of automation systems driven by AI in the last few years, the penetration of the technology into the security space remains largely marginal, confirming that simulated cyber penetration testing is run majorly by the users.

It is predicted that by the year 2020, close to about 10 percent of all cyberattack penetrations would be incepted by machines that are driven by AI and that they will work in a manner mimicking real-life hackers. In this respect, the years ahead prove to be pivotal for the cybersecurity systems that are largely driven by AI. The sophistication of cyber-tools would be able to support the protection of small and medium level enterprises, in addition to the other enterprises in the industry. Similar trends can be expected with regard to firewalls, wherein with the additional information offered by the systems with machine learning (ML) capabilities, enterprises with an extensive online presence can manage to keep their data safe and secure.

With threats getting more advanced and sophisticated, businesses need to understand that cyberattacks can cause significant damage. Considering the growth of cybersecurity, the chances of a fully mature, self-functioning AI-powered system will be able to work more efficiently than it is now to keep threats at bay