AI and Cybersecurity : What’s next?

Artificial intelligence technology has faced an exponential rise since the last couple year. It is the case due to its efficiency to produce result in a small-time frame.

It can execute complex task and the right prompt can generate incredible response. However, this technology can be used in the opposite way, which can also produce results… disastrous results.

You hear every day about ChatGPT. This artificial intelligence developed by OpenAI which changed multiple industries in the world.

It is only a stepping stone into this new era, and it already shows how powerful it can be.

Now companies in the tech industry can create a whole program with AI. They just need one human to create various prompt and within seconds, complete functional task are present.

It is great to see new technology born from shadows, but such great technologies can be seen as a double-edged sword. And in the cybersecurity spectrum, it creates new challenges that business leaders must face.

So, what is the future of cybersecurity? You may ask.

There is certainly a new risk that must be taken into consideration. And there is also new opportunities which you can benefit from.

Generative AI : Empowerment

The benefit of AI is it’s rapidity to adapt and react to any situations. With that being said, you can use it to enhance your resilience.

Anomaly detection

You can merge AI or acquire tools that uses artificial intelligence to discover patterns and behaviors on the network. You don’t need to hire a staff member 24/7 to do this harsh task anymore.

Rapid monitoring

It can be used to help your security analysts to detect and respond faster to an incident. For example, the AI will trigger an alert at the moment something suspicious is detected and your security analysts can directly take actions.

Automated response

A response can be triggered to isolate a system, block IP addresses and more without the intervention of a human. The faster you take actions, the better it is!

Assessment and Fast Learning

The usage of AI can help you prioritize vulnerabilities and business impact which can help you develop effective patch strategies. Also, it can give the opportunity to your staff working in IT to better understand a concept.

Generative AI : Chaos

The issue of this technology is it can be used in a malicious way to cause chaos and harm entities.

AI-enhanced malware

Hackers can use it to generate malicious code for automated deployment which can be scaled to maximize impact.

AI-infused phishing and social engineering

Unfortunately, the human factor will always remain the weakest link in the chain. Criminals can now create convincing messages and deep fake videos to target businesses. And it avoid any human error in the making process.

AI-powered fraud

The power of AI can be leveraged to impersonate a trusted individuals in your organization. For example, it can mimic their style, tone and vocabulary which make it difficult to detect!

What should you do?

As you can see, this unique technology poses a new challenge for businesses. And to face it, you must adopt a risk-based approach before integrating a new tool or process.

You must always take into consideration all of your current assets and determine how valuable they are to your business. And then, you can analyze the new technology you want to implement.

For this case, it is AI. Determine what value it can bring to your business, how are you going to implement it, what the communications and channels required and what cybersecurity measures should you put in place to avoid any issues.

Thank you for reading.

Don’t forget to share!

Sincerely, The Cyber Twins

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