Artificial Intelligence (AI)

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines.

What does AI mean?

  1. AI is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs.
  2. AI is one of the perennial buzzwords of computer science. Many cybersecurity providers now offer products that leverage artificial intelligence(AI) and machine learning (ML) to help with detection and response to cyber threats.

What is Machine learning (ML)?

Machine learning, a subset of AI, is now the backbone of nearly all software. Yet, the question of what AI actually does remains vague at best. To clarify some of AI’s functions, here are three ways AI is used to good effect in security.

Why you need AI in Cybersecurity?

Today, AI is hyped as the backbone in software across every category. By the year 2021, cybercrime losses will cost upwards of $6 trillion annually. As cyberattacks grow in volume and complexity, AI is helping under-resourced security operations analysts stay ahead of threats. A new wave of AI-powered solutions and products keep bad actors on their toes while giving IT teams much needed relief.

How to fight cybercrime with AI?

By combining a layered strategy with AI and ML, businesses of all sizes can increase their resistance to attacks and breaches.

  1. Automate detection and remediation of known threats.
  2. Strengthen password protection and authenticity detection systems (biometrics and other authenticators).
  3. Detection of outlier is the core of user and entity behavior analytics.

AI can be trained to recognize the malicious patterns seen in those previous threats and apply its learning to recognize new, unknown attacks.

All forms of AI are in their infancy. Dueling AIs are likely in our near future. In any case, having AI capabilities in cybersecurity is not a luxury but a necessity given an ever-growing attack surface and AI’s growing presence in both defense and attack teams’ toolboxes.

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About the Author: Michael Takacs

Michael Takacs is the CEO and co-founder of MJJT Consultants. Mr. Takacs is a certified CSXP (Cyber Security Nexus Practitioner) which endorses him to build, test, and display his ability to be an in-demand cyber security first responder. Mr. Takacs also holds multiple technical certifications from Barracuda Network, VMware, and 3CX, and is a member of ISACA.