CIOs acknowledge that with increased zero-day attacks, the pattern is easier to identify; however, security professionals say that evolving cyber threats need advanced countermeasures
IT leaders say that cybercriminals have modified their threat activities and security teams need to be vigilant for such risks. It is time, CIOs think that AI can help to handle cyber-attacks, very efficiently. Security tools and devices are integrated with AI to detect and prevent attacks with automated easy processes. Cybersecurity measures integrated with AI helps to bring in automation, behavioral analysis, and other processes to create a new arena in the industry.
AI’s role in cyber-attack handling
CIOs point out AI has opened new avenues to identify, prevent, and handle nefarious cyber threats. They acknowledge that cyber threats evolve every single day and the organizations’ attack surface is increased significantly. The integration of cybersecurity with AI would be just what is needed to go deeper into the key areas, detect threats, and deliver the right functionalities to handle the issues.
How the identification process works with AI
IT leaders say that AI’s reference modules and pre-existing attack engines will help end-users to identify the inbound cyber threats easily. While some threat actors use existing use-cases, processes, and techniques to breach applications and websites, CIOs say that once the current attacks are detected and analyzed, these pre-requisites can be inputted to the AI engine which will help prevent similar attacks in the future.
Automating prevention of cyber threats and initiating cyber attacks
Implementation of AI in the cyber environment has increased in the past few years and can prove to be both an advantage and disadvantage to enterprises. CIOs acknowledge that deployment of AI in cybersecurity will help security leaders to automate the measures required for detection and prevention of attacks. However, the same AI can be used by hackers to initiate automated cyber-attacks. Such attacks can be premeditated and programmed based on the identification of threat actors and factors to the organization and launch attacks via different channels.
Researches state that the attack surface has increased due to the availability of open-sourced AI-based hacking software and tools. They state that analysis of such tools has resulted in script developers and hackers to create AI cases that have proven to be a major threat to organizations.
AI’s impact on the security environment
AI’s presence has resulted in new opportunities for both security leaders and hackers. The scripts can be automated to launch cyber-attacks based on the vulnerability in the organization’s network or security framework. The security space’s demographics have changed drastically due to the AI implementation. It will prove to be a major differentiator between both fields. AI can help in vulnerability assessment, continuous monitoring of the threat posture, accounting and reporting of the cyber threats, and prevention of data breach in organizations.