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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Cyber Security

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We are currently in the age of digital and technological advancement. The pace at which the world keeps digitally changing is so fast that a lot of industries such as entertainment, business, accounting, trends, and others are trying to catch up and keep pace with it.

Trying to catch up too and overtake the system is cybercriminals. They continue to advance their system to extend their criminal reach. This and many other reasons is why it is crucial for cybersecurity to always be at par with the digital world.

Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the essential tools needed and used in the fight against cybercrime and hackers. However, it is important to note that these securities are not always foolproof, and so, hackers sometimes find a loophole to exploit in perpetrating cyber-crime. While AI can be a useful tool in the right hands, when it falls into the wrong hands, it becomes a weapon and a threat to cybersecurity.

While the digital age presents a lot of advantages, it also has some disadvantages. One of the major ones is the threat and risk of our private information. For the past decade, there have been countless cases of data breaches that have led to identity and information theft, as well as the loss of money.

Cyber-attacks can affect anyone; there have been several victims ranging from individuals with little or no security, to big corporations with high tech cybersecurity setups. And even governmental agencies in some cases.

This is widespread because the conventional methods of identifying cyber threats and malware are becoming less effective. The attackers continuously find new and smarter ways to bypass, access, and control and compromise cybersecurity.

This is why cybersecurity is a recurrent and constant battle between attackers and defenders. The attackers always try to find new ways to tweak their malware to get past security tools undetected. The defenders are trying to prevent that from happening by creating cybersecurity solutions that identify and detect malicious wares.

The best way to tackle this menace is by being prepared and staying ahead of these cybercriminals.

To help in this battle, Artificial intelligence is very vital. The use of AI can help security systems stay ahead of these malicious threats and widen the scope of cybersecurity proactively.


Improved Security with Artificial Intelligence

Using AI, cybersecurity is about uncovering the new kinds of cyber threats and boosting cybersecurity by curating and analyzing data, criminal intelligence, user behavior, and daily cyber use. Taking note of data and typical behavioral patterns let the AI security detect anomalies, breach, or a change in behavior and knowledge to respond accordingly and in the shortest time.

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Using AI security tools to analyze the data of cyber incidents and then identifying any potential dangers or threats has been playing an increasingly vital role in cybersecurity.

Complicated and new hacking technologies are created by cybercriminals to make it difficult for Cybersecurity systems to detect them. This is why the entrant of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity, includes the use of machine learning, a sub-category of AI, which enables security experts and analysts to curate and use data to identify and counteract potential criminal activity and advanced cyber-attack vectors.

In particular, machine learning can be used to analyze cyber threats better and initiate improved responses to security-related incidents.

Using received data, Machine learning helps computers update their algorithms with this new information, while also learning from it and understanding the improvements required to stay ahead of potential threats.

This means that machine learning is helping cybersecurity systems to predict threats.

Here are some of the benefits of using AI’s machine learning in cybersecurity;

⦁ Analyzing data against cyber threats

⦁ detecting malicious activity at the earliest, putting up defenses or preventing a complete attack

⦁ Enabling automatic security routine checks

In Conclusion

AI has many benefits in cybersecurity because its algorithms are set up to observe unusual activities or behavioral anomalies and then respond in a secure form. Some of the anomalies that AI can detect include a drastic change in typing speed, a sudden increase in document downloading, and even large online purchases, amongst other things.

There are still lots more secure potential functions that are being explored by security experts to help enhance and stay ahead of cybersecurity strategies.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Loretta Osakwe Awosika

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