With the growth of small scale Artificial Intelligence, think Alexa, Siri, and self-driving cars, understanding the ways that AI can affect cybersecurity is critical. The concept of AI is not new by a long shot, even before it was credibly useful it was the topic of many SciFi writers and producers and more. Many of us are perhaps more primed for the rise of AI than we are almost any other form of technology – the virtual assistant is something almost all of us saw in pop culture long before Google and Apple existed. That said, the risks and benefits that AI introduces to the workplace are quite different than what we might have expected after growing up with The Jetsons.
What Is AI?
Humans have a natural ability to analyze and make sense of the data and patterns around them in a way that classically built machines can not. AI takes this same human ability to think and adds the nearly limitless amount of information available around the globe. While us mortals take ages to learn and absorb information, AI can process it instantly and at a much higher capacity. As an AI unit is fed more information and taught new patterns it can become better at anticipating outcomes and pulling meaning from each situation.
The biggest danger form AI comes from if it is programmed to cause harm. We already have instances of malware programs run by AI. These unique threats allow a program to see which of its attacks work and fail, and tailor themselves to be more successful. Essentially, the fear is that as AI technology grows and develops hackers and etc can build malware and hacking programs that can learn to be more destructive very quickly.
With the threats in mind, it’s clear that the only way to combat an ever-changing and learning threat is to find a security tool that works in the same way. Using AI to build your cybersecurity program will allow your system to grow and adapt as it engages with threats and issues. Not only does this allow for a uniquely custom cybersecurity program, but it also allows you to be even more safe from non-AI threats.
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