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How is Artificial Intelligence Changing the Face of Cybersecurity?
If you are concerned about your business’ ability to keep its network secure and data protected, you're not alone. More businesses than ever are utilizing modern strategies to ensure that their networks are safe, their hardware is stable, and that their data stays secure. With the continual shifts we are seeing in the threat landscape it is essential that cybersecurity continues to evolve. Today, we take a look at some of the innovations being made in cybersecurity, and what to expect out of future cybersecurity tools.
Some of the best cybersecurity methods are practices developed over the past few years. This is because social engineering, specifically phishing, has become a major problem. There are billions of phishing emails sent each year, and some of those are so convincing that even people who have had some basic cybersecurity training fall victim to them. To fight this, security firms have started to look to tomorrow’s technologies to help them mitigate risk today.
Artificial Intelligence - The Future of Cybersecurity
One of the most effective ways of combating this rise in hacking is to use the most dynamic technology you have access to and make a tool that will help you mitigate the massive risks. One way is to reduce the effectiveness of these hacks. In this case the technology is artificial intelligence.
When we talk about artificial intelligence, we are talking about having a machine that learns as it is continually exposed to threats. This will work to solve common issues at first, but as these systems advance, and are exposed to user behaviors, they will be able to replace access management systems. Since the AI will be constantly monitoring systems, as well as user behaviors, workplace roles, and common actions, it will be able to recognize a person without, the need for password-protected accounts and creating ubiquitously secure endpoints. If the system recognized any deviations, an additional form of authentication such as biometrics would grant or deny access.
Cost will initially be a factor for businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses, but as large companies begin to truly trust these platforms, they will have viable endpoint-protection systems for small businesses.
Cybercrime Accelerates with 5G
5G and beyond will bring a lot of changes to the user experience, of course, but it will also make huge changes to cybersecurity. Before long, the AI systems that are being developed to thwart today’s cyberthreats will become essential systems for the sustainability of mobile computing. Just think about how much cyberthreats have multiplied over the past decade after the jump from 3G to 4G. The jump to 5G isn’t going to any less dramatic.
It will be crucial for cybersecurity professionals to be able to leverage systems that are both ubiquitously available to search through large streams of data while also being capable of learning on the fly in order to ascertain what data is potentially malicious and what data is less so.
Luckily there are still years before these types of systems will be needed. Unfortunately, there are enough threats out there to be a major problem going forward. The IT professionals at k_Street Consulting, LLC can help you protect your hardware and data. Give us a call at (202) 640-2737 today!