The world is progressing in the field of technology at a rapid and an unstoppable pace. We have supercomputers that are faster than ever. We live in smart homes in which, almost, everything ranging from lights, fans, door locks, music players to even toasters are connected and controlled by our voice. Imagining life, without our smartphones and other gadgets, is impossible. We are surrounded by technology from all the four sides and this integration of technology in our lives, with each passing day, is increasing and getting thicker.
However, with increasing reliance on technology, we are making ourselves vulnerable to a lot many kinds of cyber threats which can wreak havoc in our daily lives. Technology is not only evolving for us, but it is developing and evolving for cybercriminals and hackers as well who are implementing technology in devising new and more powerful types of cyber-attacks. Everybody must have heard, and some might even have experienced the Wanna Cry ransomware. In such times the traditional anti-virus software has become completely irrelevant and obsolete. However, cybersecurity is all set to get a major upgrade with the implementation of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in the field.
How Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are Revolutionizing Cyber Security?
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are having a positive impact on cybersecurity in the following ways:
Expert Fraud Detection & Better Incident Response
With AI and Machine Learning, organizations are registering immense success in warding off cyber-attacks even before they happen. Moreover, the investigation has gone beyond the traditional concept of monitoring alerts as many incident response and security platforms, with the aid and assistance of AI and Machine Learning, are enabling security experts to develop a complete picture of a cyber threat from the beginning to the end thereby fixing and identifying the root cause, behind the cyber threat, immediately and instantly. Moreover, with AI & Machine Learning the cybersecurity system is constantly learning and building up its knowledge base and hence, is getting better with each passing moment.
Security Protocols can be automated
Gone are those days when security experts must work day and night on individual alerts against possible cyber attacks and take necessary actions to prevent the same from happening. With AI & Machine Learning in our hands, security protocols can be automated with their power and speed well-matched with the advanced and sophisticated cyber attacks that are happening in the world nowadays.
Advanced Analysis of the systems
AI & Machine Learning can efficaciously and effectively scan our systems to look for any kind of security defect or loopholes that can compromise our systems in case of a cyber attack. Moreover, with new cyber threats evolving it will be extremely difficult for legacy anti-virus systems to do their job. AI & Machine Learning can recognize new cyber threats, even before they become active, by analyzing their behavioral patterns. Hence, a cyber attack can be averted even before it happens.
These are only some of the major ways in which Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are helping us to redefine cybersecurity. Very soon we are going to witness a period where cyber attacks will, indeed, develop and evolve further, however, cybersecurity will not be left behind, instead, it will go many steps ahead of cyber threats with the aid and assistance of AI & Machine Learning.