Today, artificial intelligence is one of the most widely used and rapidly adopted digital tools – and it can be found almost anywhere you go. AI drives us from the chatbots you see at the corners of your screen to the healthcare tools we use every day and investment recommendations we receive. Therefore, it’s vital to understand what AI attacks are, how to fight them, and how to identify if your organization could be at risk without your knowledge.
Learn everything you need to know about AI attacks and defenses below:
What exactly is an AI attack?
We need to recall AI’s primary function and method of action in order to understand what an AI attack is. A machine is trained by human input from patterns and data elements. It works on its own, processing based on fluctuating, user-influenced algorithms, which is why data integrity is so important.
The AI process is attacked when someone intentionally tampers with it, inserting “false” or inaccurate inputs. There can be a number of compromises as a result, impacting thousands of users and “breaking” existing patterns. It can cost thousands of dollars to repair the tool if it becomes damaged, faulty, or unusable due to this.
Defending against AI attacks 101
It appears that the best defense against AI attacks may be AI itself, thanks to innovation. That’s right, this line of thinking comes from innovators such as Darktrace, which has developed a “defensive AI” system that’s designed to neutralize false information and paid-for “offensive” AI services.
Defensive AI involves two main steps: identifying and neutralizing. While blocking a tool such as offensive AI may not be an effective means of control, neutralization is – negating the risk of breakage while limiting damage to a specific area. Early identification and continuous monitoring of inputs into the tool enable this.
Assessing the risk of AI attacks
If your organization deals with AI, you may be wondering how you can determine your overall risk for AI attacks. Getting a third-party cybersecurity evaluation from a trusted company will allow you to assess your total network vulnerability and potential risks based on your industry and scope.
With CHIPS, you can make your cybersecurity airtight and protect your brand perception and experience. For more information and to get started today, visit our website.