Artificial Intelligence (AI) Takes Center Stage in 2019

May 15, 2019

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It’s no surprise that in 2019 we continue to face and defend against never-before-seen cyber threats. As the everchanging cybersecurity landscape is driven by cyber criminals’ motives, organizations will need to place a significant amount of resources on enhancing their cybersecurity systems and programs to defend against these cyber threats. In 2019 alone, AV-Test Institute has reported approximately 904 million malicious programs to date, with 7.71 million of those considered new malware and 350,000 new malware being registered on a daily basis. With shocking statistics like those, it’s nearly impossible for organizations to safeguard their infrastructures and networks from new malware without technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cybersecurity

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the process of using deep learning algorithms to find patterns in big data to learn and either reveal hidden information or deliver solutions to complex problems. In cybersecurity it can play a huge role in the identification, detection, and prevention of cyber threats, including new malware. In the Forbes article, Can AI Become Our New Cybersecurity Sheriff?, they state the use of AI for cybersecurity will give rise to data-driven security models, implementing AI in cybersecurity through:

  • The use of biometric logins;
  • Detection of threats and malicious activities;
  • The process of learning with Natural Language Processing; and
  • To secure conditional access.

“AI will allow organizations to very quickly detect anomalous behavior that deviates from normal patterns, something humans are not very good at performing quickly. As companies operate at a steady pace week over week, monitoring systems have the ability to establish what “normal” looks like at an organization”, states Seuvant’s CISO, Matt Sorensen.

“Take credit card purchases as an example – unusual locations or purchases trigger credit card companies to put a hold on the credit card, preventing purchases from happening. AI does the same with data – security indicators, acquiring massive amounts of data, and tracking anomalies within that data, helping to detect breaches and intrusions quickly. The goal of this is two-fold: first, to more consistently discover events of interest that might indicate a compromise, and second, to take action quickly in an automated way”.

AI is proven to be a powerful tool in offering incredible insights of your network, providing enhanced visibility into cyber risks, vulnerabilities, and gaps that lie within in your infrastructure, to better position you to defend against internal and external threats.

For further discussion and insight surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity contact one of our security professionals at contactus@secuvant.com or 855-732-8826.