Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping Cyber Security

Thirty years ago, cybersecurity was not a company-wide problem, it was an IT problem, and back then, they had to protect a relatively small amount of devices. Today, cybersecurity is a job for all members of an organization regardless of their position. Cyber threats are becoming more advanced, instead of “spray and pray” techniques, cybercriminals are planning, sometimes for years, sophisticated and targeted attacks.

Given that threats from cybercrime are increasing, businesses, regardless of their size, have to adapt and take a more evolutionary approach to stay ahead of criminals–and competition. To succeed, they must look toward improving their cybersecurity systems.

One of the ways companies are staying ahead of cybercriminals is by incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their security approach. Artificial Intelligence, a term coined in 1955 by John McCarthy, has seen exponential growth in the last few years. Currently, AI is used in industries like Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing, and Cybersecurity.

Businesses in the Cybersecurity industry are leveraging AI for these core functions:

1. To stay diligent
2. To create a safety net for human error
3. To shorten discovery time between infection and detection

Here’s a closer look at how one business, Darktrace, a global artificial company, is rethinking the way organizations defend against sophisticated cyber attacks.

Autonomous Response

The technology employed in Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System empowers businesses to fight back with AI by delivering an AI-powered autonomous response across email, cloud, and network traffic. By enforcing the normal “pattern of life” for a given user or device, Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System works by interrupting malicious activity only and giving security teams time to catch up.

Threat Visualizer

The Threat Visualizer is Darktrace’s real-time, 3D threat notification interface. As well as displaying threat alerts, the Threat Visualizer provides a graphical overview of the day-to-day activity of your network(s), which is easy to use, and accessible for both security specialists and business executives.
Using cutting-edge visualization techniques, the Threat Visualizer user interface automatically alerts analysts to significant incidents and threats within their environments, enabling analysts to proactively investigate specific areas of the infrastructure.

Machine Learning

Darktrace’s world-leading cyber AI allows thousands of organizations across the globe to identify and respond to all kinds of threats and highlights deviations from ‘normal’ behavior that requires attention. It is the best proven, most scalable and most accurate artificial intelligence platform used today in the enterprise.

Artificial Intelligence has and will continue to advance, at record speed, and it won’t slow down anytime soon. So the question business owners need to ask themselves is will they continue to play catch up with cyber criminals? Or will they take a more proactive role to cyber threats and harness the very things they promise clients: intelligence, responsiveness, and speed.

Big Question

Artificial Intelligence has and will continue to advance, at record speed, and it won’t slow down anytime soon. So, at Layer 7 Data Solutions, we partner with companies like Darktrace and Arctic Wolf Networks, that leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning technologies to protect companies against cybersecurity threats.

Now the question business owners need to ask themselves is will they continue to play catch up with cyber criminals? Or will they take a more proactive role to cyber threats and harness the very things they promise clients: intelligence, responsiveness, and speed.