Artificial Intelligence is a emerging technology that has been largely applied across various industries. Data collection, computing power and the storage capabilities of companies have been increasing quite a bit. When it comes to cybersecurity, the ability of AI to foresee attacks and immediately provide counteractive measures is crucial. AI techniques such as machine learning can be used to find such vulnerabilities or attacks in the application that the security team may not be able to identify.
Basically, the way the AI is used to mitigate these attacks are by shrinking the surface of the attack by enforcing the rule of least privilege. This method is also called cyber hygiene. AI techniques are used in getting cyber hygiene through an automated understanding of the purpose or the intended state of the program.
The AI identifies and labels the good software as “data for goodware” and that as a result improves the overall security of the application. The IT environment is an ever-threatening modern virtual landscape which needs to be protected. AI will help enforce this required security and help secure the data.
The cybersecurity industry can get the most advantage out of AI but they still need to research how it can identify and perform the best. There are yet to be breakthroughs in AI to get access to new tools to hunt threats and protects devices and applications before it can even be recognized by a human. AI has the capability of keeping us one step ahead of the cybercriminals.