5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Cyber Security

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Cyber Security

If used correctly artificial intelligence has the potential to do wonders for cyber security. A mid-sized company gets alerts for over 200,000 cyber threats each day, an average team of security experts can’t deal with this volume of threats, so naturally a lot of these will fall through the cracks and cause massive damage to networks. 

Artificial Intelligence is an ideal solution for businesses looking to flourish online. Security teams need a strong support apparatus in order to prevent cyber attacks, and advanced technologies such as AI is one way in which organisations have been successful in countering attacks. Let's take a look at what AI can do for cyber security. 

Continuous Learning 

As its namesake indicates, AI is intelligent. It uses its ability to continuously improve network security over time and it also uses machine learning to understand a business network's behaviour over time. It recognises patterns in the network which allows it to detect deviations or security incidents that aren’t normal and then respond to them. AI learning makes it increasingly difficult for hackers to outsmart its intelligence. 

Accelerated Detection Rates and Response Times 

Detecting threats is the first step in protecting your company's network, finding threats quickly like untrustworthy data will save your organisation from irreversible damage. By integrating AI with your cyber security threats will be identified early and you will save time on your routine security tasks. AI scans your entire system to check for even the smallest possible threat at the earliest stage. 

Prevention 

As AI evolves not only can it detect when a system or update is flawed but it can also prevent those flaws from being exploited by cyber criminals. Whether that involves adding additional firewalls or fixing a coding error that’s causing vulnerabilities.  

Response 

Similar to prevention, response happens at a later stage - once malware has already entered a system. As previously stated AI can detect a pattern of activity which allows it to notice when abnormal behaviour is happening on a system and connect the dots to create a profile of the virus or malware. The next step is responding to the virus or malware by assessing the damage, removing the virus, patching the security flaws and making sure additional protection is put in place to prevent the virus from infecting the system again. 

Generally Better Security 

Business networks all have to deal with threats from time to time and with hackers changing their tactics every day, it is incredibly difficult to stay ahead of the curve and prioritize security tasks as an organisation. Deploying an AI on your network will help you detect almost all types of cyber threats and help you to prioritize and prevent attacks. 

Artificial Intelligence is a fast evolving, must-have technology that enhances the performance of cyber security teams. Humans are no longer able to sufficiently secure the security posture of their organisations on their own due to the constantly evolving nature of the newest technological advancements. AI analysis and threat identification can be used by security professionals to minimize the risk of breaches and enhance security posture. 

What can Securiwiser do for your Business? 

Securiwiser will monitor the security posture of your business network and website twenty four hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that there are no threats to your system present. Thanks to its continuous scanning any risks detected will be flagged up and a report will be made promptly, outlining the exact problem. You will receive advice on how to resolve the issue and directed towards where to find help if the issue is not one you can resolve yourself.

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