How Can AI improve your security?

Krzysztof Szukieć
Nov 26 · 3 min read

There’s no doubt that Artificial Intelligence is already disrupting the market and has a huge potential to change the world as we know it. The idea of computers being able to process data like humans do, goes back to 1950’s and with the rapid development of technology, AI is now a reality. It has impacted many areas of our lives but there’s one particularly important thing for every business that AI can improve. And that’s security.

Spot Issues And Resolve Them Quicker

The goal was to create a computer that would think like humans do. But we actually managed to create a technology that can process data much faster and more effectively than we are able to. Google is able to spot hundreds of thousands of malicious websites every month using AI. Sure, people are fast but not that fast. If you start using AI to spot issues, you will recognize threats much quicker which means you can react quicker as well. For example, AI can help you eliminate fake accounts from your app or help you mark suspiciously behaving users according to their threat level. It’s called anomaly detection and can save you lots of time and stress.

Save Time (And Money)

If you decide to start using AI for security purposes, your security team will have a huge weight lifted off their shoulders. Artificial Intelligence provides various solutions to automate security-related tasks and, therefore, will greatly help your team to become more efficient. Also, if you’re employing a bigger-sized team, implementing AI-based solutions can help you size down and save money on staffing and office space.

Besides the staff aspect of saving time and money, AI is able to save you the money you would otherwise lose because of a security breach. According to Norton, it will cost you (on average) $3.86 million to recover from a data breach. Doesn’t sound so good. Well, AI is here to help. Because the algorithms can not only spot but also predict future attacks, you can quickly eliminate threats.

Take Proactive Measures

Artificial Intelligence will help you not only react to issues but can also help with proactively improving your security. You can train AI models to predict which vulnerabilities of your security infrastructure could be exploited in future attacks. As Nick Ismail says “Now, if you take the time to train your machine learning and artificial intelligence programs with your 10 best employees, the outcome will be a solution that is as smart as your 10 best employees put together. And AI never takes a sick day.”

Continually Control Your IT Environment

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms are integrating more and more AI and ML-based solutions to provide more accurate data and predictions. Because of this, you will be able to control your entire infrastructure from a single place and manage it easily. Using a SIEM platform that is based on AI and ML (such as LogRhythm) will provide you with continuous analysis of everything that’s happening within your environment and, therefore, accurate, real-time data about any possible threats. This way, you’re always ready.

Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Cybersecurity

As with many other areas, AI is having an impact on cybersecurity as well. And with all the new solutions emerging, there’s even a greater risk of a breach or an attack. That’s why it’s important to take precautionary measures to protect not only your data but also your users’.

If you think of implementing AI security solutions, contact our team to get more insight into how it can benefit your specific business.

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