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How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Harnessed for Cybersecurity

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast emerging as a gamechanger for cybersecurity. It analyzes massive quantities of risk data to speed response times and augment under-resourced security operations. 

AI technologies like machine learning and natural language processing provide rapid insights to cut through the noise of daily alerts, drastically reducing response times. 

The latest real-time monitoring and detection technologies improve the odds of thwarting an attack but aren’t foolproof. Enterprises fail to get the most value from threat monitoring, detection, and response cybersecurity strategies because they’re too focused on data collection and security monitoring alone. Organizations must strive to be more aggressive about disrupting threats before they impact operations.

Artificial Intelligence continuously learns

AI intelligently “understands” cybersecurity threats and cyber risk by consuming billions of data artifacts. 

Artificial Intelligence reasoning finds threats faster 

AI analyzes relationships between threats such as malicious files, suspicious IP addresses, or insiders in seconds or minutes. Even the most advanced AI and machine learning-based threat monitoring and response systems need time to interpret, learn, and defend against new attack patterns. Structured machine learning algorithms that rely on convolutional neural networks help reduce the latencies.

Artificial Intelligence eliminates time-consuming tasks

AI offers curated risk analysis, reducing the time security analysts take to make critical decisions and remediate threats. 

Cognitive security

Cognitive security combines the strengths of AI and human intelligence. Cognitive computing offers an advanced type of artificial intelligence, leveraging various forms of AI, including machine-learning algorithms and deep-learning networks, that get stronger and smarter over time. 

Cybersecurity AI solutions

Cognitive Artificial Intelligence can automatically investigate indicators of compromise and gain critical insights. This enables security personnel to accelerate incident analysis and remediation. 

Final thoughts

As cyberattacks grow in volume and complexity, Artificial Intelligence is helping under-resourced operations analysts stay ahead of threats.

Dheeraj Kapoor
Dheeraj Kapoor
A content writer with over 5 years of experience, Dheeraj has written for a variety of domains including finance, education technology, technology, and Big Data among others.

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