Cybersecurity and AI - how to reduce the risk of deployment
The extraordinary capabilities of AI have great potential to transform the world of cybersecurity. There's no doubt that AI can speed up investigations, automate responses, and make control systems more accurate in detecting threats. AI can handle complex security issues, mitigate malware attacks, and fix or dictate vulnerable areas. Unfortunately, the bad guys are also discovering the potential of AI and using it offensively to identify and target vulnerable organizations.
AI systems are vulnerable to threats if they are not well protected. The primary AI threat vectors are data, input, and models. Attackers can either extract data to obtain sensitive information or manipulate the data the AI system is learning from by poisoning it. AI, like any other machine, has flaws, and it is very important to have security measures in place to guide the system, regardless of its duty.
Organizations using AI to strengthen their cybersecurity are advised to have a strong security system that guides the machine without failing to examine the data used to train the AI to avoid threats. They should have full control over who has access to the system and always run a security check on the AI system.
Furthermore, they should invest time in training and educating their traditional security personnel on how to work with the intelligent system and how to use both defense systems in the fight against cybercrime.