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Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security

Artificial Intelligence

Every organization and every company need to be protected against cyber attacks. The risk increases year by year as a result of developing technology whereas the potential attacks can be detected a lot easier using technology (again). So, technology works for both parties – those who hack and are hacked. Artificial intelligence for cyber security opens up new opportunities to protect organizations and companies in that sense.

Artificial intelligence (AI) enables machines to learn and adapt using experience and to process large amounts of data. Tools that use AI in information security can help improve cyber security defenses. Even though technology is the main tool that hackers and attackers use, it also provides advanced tools to wipe the threats away. Manual responses and interventions against the cyber attacks are not sufficient to mitigate the risks. So, AI comes to the scene as an effective player by decreasing the workload and making the operation super-fast.

Cyber threats are complex and various

The complexity of cyber threats makes it more difficult to detect the attacks and to protect against them. Cyber attacks have become not only easier and cheaper, but also increasingly sophisticated. Thus, innovation in cyber security is a must.

Hackers are not some crazy teenagers, but developers who co-work on the writing codes for malicious software, distributing malware etc.  According to ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2018 Report, “Four in five security professionals (81 percent) surveyed indicated that their enterprise is likely or very likely to experience a cyberattack this year, while 50 percent of respondents indicate that their organization has already experienced an increase in attacks over the previous 12 months.”

Artificial intelligence for cyber security

Even sophisticated hackers and attackers can be counter-worked thanks to the application of artificial intelligence in security. AI in professional hands can automatically detect and defend against the threats. It can be considered as an antivirus defense in our personal computers.

The nature of malware evolves too fast to detect/analyze manually as it can be late when the time to respond to attacks arrives. AI methods can shorten the time gap between the attack and the detection. This is why AI and machine learning has become indispensable especially in defense process.  Automation to detect threats is highly needed in every sector and in every scale of companies.

AI effectively collects, organizes, and analyzes huge amounts of data and allows companies and organizations to derive more value from the data. These features are used in cyber security sector, as well. For example Google uses special applications in almost all of its services through a machine-learning technique known as deep learning, which allows algorithms to do more independent adjustments and self-regulation as they train and evolve.

There is a long way to go to use artificial intelligence in an impactful way for cyber security; however, it is already on the go. Before deciding on your solution, you need to learn more about your threats. Free Security Cyber Risk Scorecard analyzes your security posture to measure the risk level of your company!