AI has been the dominating trend of the year so far, resulting in some futuristic innovations (like Bard, ChatGPT and GPT-4). The sky truly is the limit — which is why many are beginning to question the use and context of AI in cybersecurity.
Is it possible? If so, how is it best leveraged? Since AI can be used both helpfully and harmfully, is it really worth the investment to consider using AI in your cybersecurity strategy?
Below, we’re answering all these questions and more, giving you the information you need to determine if including AI in your cybersecurity strategy is right for you.
How is AI being used in cybersecurity?
There are several leading enterprises that are currently using AI to bolster their cybersecurity strategy. There are many different areas that AI can support, including:
- Ongoing monitoring: AI is algorithm-based, making it an especially helpful tool to create a Zero Trust environment that focuses on ongoing monitoring and “watchdog” behavior — flagging anything that comes across as harmful in your home or business network.
- Continuing education: When we think about possible use cases for AI in our cybersecurity framework, we have to first consider AI like an aggregator…because it is. It takes every input given and tests it against itself in an effort to have the most complete, accurate and relevant result possible based on a user’s intent with their search. With this in mind, we can confidently use AI as a part of the “continuing education” area of a holistic strategy, keeping team members aware of newer and more sophisticated risks.
- Comprehensive analysis: It can be simple to create a well-rounded cybersecurity strategy for a smaller business or personal network. However, your risk rises when you’re planning on behalf of a large-scale corporate enterprise, There can be thousands or millions of possible entry and risk points, making it a near-impossible task to map all of them. AI can be a helpful tool to create a comprehensive analysis that picks up where human intelligence leaves off — limiting your risk potential and giving you the highest quality results possible.
Is it worth it? Assessing the risk of AI in cybersecurity
While AI can be weaponized and used for cyber destruction, it can also be used for good. There are plenty of benefits you can enjoy from including AI in your cybersecurity framework.
It is generally less penetrable than other traditional methods, especially when it’s coupled with a strong Zero Trust framework and other cybersecurity policies across your organization. It also is more versatile, offering you the advantage to flex and meet any upcoming needs with just a few clicks.
Ready to take the leap?
Are you considering leveraging AI in your cybersecurity strategy? Connect with the team at CHIPS to learn more about how you can make your experience a success. We look forward to speaking with you!