While the digital revolution has brought businesses numerous benefits and opened up a whole new world of opportunities, it has opened up new avenues of cyber threats across the business ecosystem – including the possibility of our personal information being compromised. Cybersecurity has never been more critical and necessary than it is right now. As a result, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning approaches are being developed and supported in order to play a substantial role in the fight against cybercrime. Businesses and organizations are taking notice and are investing extensively in the development of new Artificial Intelligence technologies to identify abnormalities and potential risks.
AI is becoming increasingly important and playing a significant role in cybersecurity. The recent 9th Edition – Cybersecurity Summit: SouthEast Asia organized by Exito Media Concepts, drove focused discussions on developing digital strategies and technological approaches to tackle cyberattacks in the SouthEast Asian Region. One of the panel topics focused on Overcoming Cybersecurity Hurdles with Artificial Intelligence. The panel featured Mr. Abdullah Al-Attas and Mr. Demetris Booth, and moderated by Dr. Carrine Teo Chooi Shi. The discussion revolved around how AI had played an important role in mitigating cybersecurity challenges.
There are a range of technologies being created by cybersecurity businesses to use AI for cybersecurity. In order to identify hidden and targetted attacks, these tools may use AI to processes, knowledge, and capabilities of security experts and researchers. AI tools can be designed and developed in such a way that it can be deployed to target cyber threats and malware. In the panel discussions Mr. Abdullah points out, how by introducing AI, organizations have reduced the margin of errors and increased the speed of investigation. Setting up an uniformed algorithm which can be applied for multiple analysis and systems has increased the systems efficiency. He further says, AI and machine learning will help organizations to detect, respond, and recover faster than before.
AI can be further used to evaluate all signs of breaches automatically, alerting the security analysts to investigate the situation. AI tools can also be designed in a specific manner wherein along with identifying the threat, it can simultaneously trigger the investigation. Mr. Demetris points out that AI bridges the gap that was left void with traditional system and human surveillance. AI tools can be trained to detect the smallest of the smallest patterns across various networks – this is an advantage over traditional software and humans.
Whatever form AI takes, it is apparent that it may give important information and insight about an incident and enable company to respond fast.