Exploring the Capabilities of AI in Cybersecurity

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, November 30, 2018

Capabilities of AI in CybersecurityWith the increase in storage capabilities and data collection, the application of machine learning and AI has widened across industries and applications. AI possesses the ability to analyze and process captured data to understand new trends. This is a significant advantage in the cybersecurity field since weaknesses in the network can be quickly identified to lower the chances of an attack. Once an alert is sent, employees working onsite can use the rest of their time on other projects. 

AI requires human interaction and training so that it continues to improve cybersecurity innovations. An approach of this kind has benefitted the IT departments as it helps threat researchers preserve work efficiency. The machine takes away the burden put on trained personnel and lets them work on finding new and complex threats.  

Alongside AI, predictive analytics can provide the required insight to prevent threats before they become an issue. Adopting this method will result in a cost-effective approach that is favorable to businesses before they encounter financial damage. Data flows and formats need to be vividly defined for machine learning systems to be better placed for effective policing of operations. Human assistance is imperative for both AI and machine learning. For the security industry and AI to work together, the potential of a machine must be fully explored. Unsupervised learning and retraining are methods that can keep organizations one step ahead of cybercriminals. Discoveries in AI can lead to the invention of tools that can detect threats in devices and networks before a human researcher recognizes it.

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