How AI is shaping cybersecurity


Artificial Intelligence is a fast-growing trend in cybersecurity, and for good reason. AI can be applied in most cybersecurity issues, including email filtering, cyber-threat detection, automated monitoring, anti-virus, and log-in security. It can also help with backup and recovery.

The AI in cybersecurity market is expected to grow at a rate of 23.6% from 2020 to 2027 to reach $46.3 billion by 2027.

Here are some of the main use cases and their benefits:

It can detect cyber threats

The main reason IT professionals are turning to artificial intelligence for cybersecurity is to detect malware and cyberthreats. Traditional cybersecurity solutions can’t stay on top of the ever-changing trends in malware and other threats, but artificial intelligence can.

AI can recognise malware by using algorithms to identify patterns in malicious software. The AI is trained to spot malware and isolate it before it can enter a network. AI is also used here to spot any anomalies in data and potential risks.

It’s used for multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication is an extra layer of security when you log into an application or software, such as a password and a pin or one-time code.

AI makes this even more secure – it can adjust access privileges based on your location and the network. It can also collect user information to determine access based on your behaviour.

Biometrics have been used in multi-factor authentication for a while now involving scanning retinas, fingerprints, palmprints, and more. AI is used here to combine biometrics with a password before allowing access to a network. Passwords alone are no longer secure enough, which is why many businesses are turning to MFA.

Protect against malicious bots

Bots make up more than 50% of today’s website traffic. Although some bots are important for website performance, many bots present on your website have malicious intent. Using AI, sophisticated bot management solutions detect these malicious bots as well as flag up any suspicious or previously unknown user behaviour.

Cyber criminals are frequently finding new ways to bypass security systems, but AI allows businesses to stay one step ahead by identifying any unusual behaviour.

Monitor and report

AI benefits cybersecurity by automatically generating reports when cyberthreats are suspected in the network. Thanks to AI, large amounts of data can be analysed with the end goal of developing new systems and software to reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

Your IT systems can be updated in real-time as AI can scan the web for news, studies, and articles involving cyberattacks, therefore your IT provider stays updated on any evolving threats and risks, so they can better protect your business.

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