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Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence- Bright Future Prospects!

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, August 12, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI)Artificial intelligence could be the missing link to complete the cybersecurity infrastructure.

FREMONT, CA: Strong layers of security are of almost indispensable to organizations as well as individuals. Artificial intelligence which has found wide-scale applications in several sectors might also be the best bet when it comes to fighting off security risks and network threats. Enhanced digital capabilities and network connectivity have made organizations as well as individuals vulnerable to cyber attacks, but by building a smart defense infrastructure, artificial intelligence can help users avert data breaches and thefts.

There are many layers of security that firms place to enhance capabilities. A firewall is one of the primary tools that most companies count on. Firewalls prevent network anomalies from affecting the company's systems and thus thwart any attempts of attacks at the entry-level itself. The next level of protection involves the use of anti-virus tools that track and take remedial action against viruses and malware. Most companies also have in place a disaster recovery strategy which involves cloud backups and alternative in-house arrangements to store protected data which will help companies recover fast in case a data breach takes place.

The role of artificial intelligence in the security perspective can be instrumental. The technology will encompass all of the above measures and make them sufficiently better. Organizations currently depend upon their IT teams or third-party solution providers to implement, enforce as well as periodically evaluate the security measures. In the near future, by incorporating artificial intelligence, companies will be able to automate security features and upgradations.

Security products will be designed, keeping in mind the fact that artificial intelligence might operate them. From installing firewalls to keeping them updated, one can expect AI to do it all. AI will also improve monitoring capabilities and help new analysis and detection of anomalies and potential threats. Automated response mechanisms that are backed by machine learning will eliminate the need for regularly upgrading software with manual coding as the systems can detect and pick up patterns.

Overall, AI will make cybersecurity technology measures highly efficient and turn scanning, flagging, and blocking processes convenient and accurate.

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