Emerging Security Threats: AI Could Be the Next Virtual Guard

  • June 28, 2017
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Emerging Security Threats: AI Could Be the Next Virtual Guard
Emerging Security Threats: AI Could Be the Next Virtual Guard

By Rick Delgado, Freelance Automation Writer

In the wake of the rising menace of cyber threats, this isn’t unusual that the global business industry is on a lookout for groundbreaking measures, to revamp their security designs and enable them to cope with the threats they are prone to.

While this has certainly reaped some returns, this is also a fact that the rise of large network systems, computer enterprise and the mighty Internet of Things has created a lot of room for cybercriminals to break into the systems and penetrate the data mines.

Using Artificial Intelligence for cyber security is a relatively new idea that still is undergoing its incubation phase. Actualizing the significance of AI in data assessment and predictive analysis, advancements are being made in the technological sector to utilize this potential in addressing the growing challenge of cyber security.

Here is an insight into some of the major ways in which artificial intelligence can make up for the loops in the prevalent security mechanisms.


Proactive Diagnosis

Artificial Intelligence has already proven its unparalleled efficacy in conducting an intensive analysis of Big Data, taking a host of manual jobs into the fold of automation. Since, the network systems in the present age are comprised of a number of devices that are often not secured through a multi-layered security, even a minor slit in the system may lead to wreak havoc on overall operations of the organizations.

Incorporating artificial intelligence in the network and data security mechanisms, it will become convenient for organizations to forecast threats and identify security issues in real-time before they emerge as an actual problem.


Risk-Response Management

By using artificial intelligence an integral part of the security designs, it will become convenient for organizations to make an elaborate assessment of the organization's cyber security mechanism, and identify their potential to cope with the potential challenges. This way, this intelligent analysis will help the organizations to make accurate forecasts, assess the costs and the potential of risks and implement an effective mechanism of efficient responses and countermeasures.


Stringent Security Controls

Artificial Intelligence will make it convenient for organizations to make a critical assessment of their assessment of their security models and identify the pitfalls that may lead to cause a security threat or data breach.

Artificial intelligence cannot only keep a watch on the virtual security; it can also analyze the data gathered from video monitoring systems, to find it in real time if the organization is prone to an on-premise threat.


Active and Automated Countermeasures

Incorporating artificial intelligence in your IT and data security mechanism makes it convenient for you to automate your response mechanism against cyber threats.

This will ensure that in the case of a potential incident, your system will automatically be able to fight back the attack by generating instant responses and countermeasures. This automated response mechanism will help you minimize the loss that might occur, during the event of a cyber attack. This way, artificial intelligence can help you foster a holistic and fool-proof security mechanism within the organization.

About the Author

Rick Delgado is a freelance technology writer and commentator. Connect with him on Twitter @ricknotdelgaldo.

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