Cybersecurity: How is AI Helping?

Russell Thomas, Enterprise Security Mag | Monday, March 29, 2021

In addition to detecting risks that have existed within a company's network and identified threats that do not exist, AI cybersecurity can identify new, unknown threats.

FREMONT, CA: When network security has to be tracked 24/7, 365 days a year, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity are the perfect mixes. AI cybersecurity is like a data security expert that never tires and provides lightning-fast answers to security threats. If one has not merged AI and cybersecurity, here are three advantages that may motivate businesses to visit a cybersecurity firm sooner than later.

1. AI Processes Big Volumes of Data

For almost all companies that use it, one of the critical advantages of AI cybersecurity is processing large volumes of data with assembly-line efficiency. It automates the development of security vulnerability detection algorithms through a wide variety of IT network components, including emails, websites accessed, third-party applications, shared files, and—perhaps most importantly—patterning.

Currently, AI can only be self-adapted to a restricted degree until it needs additional programming. As a result, AI does not substitute IT workers. Instead, AI aids network analysts to quickly separate dangerous network behavior from benign activity, helping them restrict inquiries to the former and theoretically program AI to fix future action. As it stands, humans are encouraging AI to become more intelligent and vice versa.

2. AI Understands New Security Threats

AI has a faculty known as 'machine learning' under which it learns and develops experience. It identifies the expected behavior of your IT network and deduces that regular activity is not dangerous. In doing so, AI acquires the ability to identify possible hazards by sensing suspicious behavior. Legitimate risks are detected in their youth, so they can be stopped before they propagate the virus, start logging keystrokes, giving hackers time to browse, among others.

In addition to helping IT workers respond to threats that have historically impacted the network, AI will use machine learning to identify hazards that are considered to occur but have never been encountered by the business. Again, this helps human intelligence to improve AI by programming it with the potential to detect an ever-increasing range of threats to IT security.

3. AI Recognizes Unknown Security Attacks

In addition to detecting risks that have existed within a company's network and identified threats that do not exist, AI cybersecurity can identify new, unknown threats. Since hackers specialize in finding ways to enter undetected networks and catch businesses off balance, this feature of AI will avoid or significantly minimize the effect of an advanced hacking technique that computer security annals have yet to identify and clarify.

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