Redefining Cybersecurity with AI and MLBy CIOAdvisor Apac | Wednesday, April 03, 2019
With an increase in cyberattacks across multiple industries, there is a need for everyone to adopt a proactive approach towards protecting their infrastructure. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are playing the role of protectors as well as aggressors in this digital era. Just as business professionals and authorities are beginning to understand the role of AI and ML in protecting their businesses, cyber criminals are playing with the same tools to get around defenses.
Though it’s easy to blame technology for the extent of cyber threats, it’s important to remember that AI is only competent for what it is programmed to do. A weaponized AI in the hands of cyberattackers is a nerve-racking concept. However, it also brings attention to the significance of investing in AI defense and research.
The detection and response to the cyber threats must be quicker enough to provide desirable protection. The growth in technology is now enabling the emergence of security systems that are always learning, adapting, and looking for strategic ways to anticipate the methods of cyberattacks. Essentially, the most noteworthy thing is stopping attacks before they even take place.
Businesses are already rethinking about substituting automatic solutions with online protection that is constantly learning newest attack methodologies. We have entered a new digital era where AI and ML are undoubtedly redefining cybersecurity.