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As technology progresses, there is a further need for cybersecurity. Cyber criminals are becoming more effective, learning how to bypass current systems with greater ease than ever before. That is where artificial intelligence is beginning to come into play.

Cyber attacks can range from basic phishing and computer viruses to attempts at nation-state advanced persistent threats (APTs) and ransomware. This problem has only been exacerbated by the increased connectivity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and cloud apps as well as smart devices that make users far more vulnerable to attacks.

Now Is the Time for Change

Because cyber attacks are so common, this is the time to implement AI-enabled platforms to help define foundational defenses. Using AI can be an effective way to stay ahead of threats by using machine learning to help detect and identify malicious activity.

Using machine learning, it might be possible to identify the anomalies that signal threats and help us discover new methods for defeating those threats. AI can also be used to enhance biometric authentication. This can help stop hackers from accessing sensitive company accounts.

Implementing AI Into Protective Practices

Implementing AI within a cybersecurity framework can help to reduce the time spent on both detecting and responding to breaches. This is done by processing massive amounts of data at high speeds to reveal indicators of patterns of malicious behavior and compromise.

Machine learning, meanwhile, has the advantage of a focus on those patterns and behaviors in systems. This includes patterns in network traffic as well as identifying host issues that can cause data breaches and disruptions.

The ability to scan hundreds of millions of vulnerability scans and probes on a daily basis allows companies to keep a step ahead of potentially malicious behavior. This helps avoid those disruptions that can slow business.

We are just beginning to scratch the surface on the capabilities of AI when implemented for cybersecurity measures. The benefits are there already and, with further development, will only continue to grow.