The recent wave of remote workers and the growing adoption of the IoT has resulted in an increase in cyberattacks. Now, more than ever, people are using a plethora of electronics, which means their personal information is always at risk of data breach. As the internet grows and evolves, so do hackers, and some believe that artificial intelligence may be the key to the future of cybersecurity.
Because the world is becoming largely digital, hackers are developing new ways to get users to reveal personal information. Methods such as phishing and automated botnets are becoming more difficult to detect, and are encountered more frequently. About 20 percent of mobile browsing threats stem from phishing activities, or socially engineered attacks that aim to fool users into giving up personal information. According to CUJO AI’s security data, almost 60 percent of all threats to mobile devices are related to unsafe browsing. Every day millions of users access malware distribution, spam and spyware sites, and the botnet threat landscape continues to grow.
Previously, date security solutions have been primarily reactive, but with evolving cyberattacks growing more difficult to detect, users are in need of a more proactive approach to keep their data safe. Many in the industry believe AI is the key to achieving this shift, specifically when it comes to social engineered threats. Algorithms that rapidly automate decision-making processes and infer patterns from incomplete or changed data by learning from real-world data like existing and new security threats could potentially detect phishing scams and malware before users fall prey.
Some are still wary of allowing AI to completely handle their data security, and though it is not a fix-all for security measures, AI enhances and surpasses legacy list-based security systems by detecting novel threats that exhibit suspicious patterns. As pattern-detection machines, many believe AI algorithms could become a useful tool for enhancing global security.
Industry data shows that 50 percent of all connected devices are not capable of running antivirus software, and cloud-based AI-driven cybersecurity has a key feature that can be deployed on the router to enhance the protection of all devices on a given network.
Though leaning on AI for cybersecurity may not be for everyone, it’s difficult to deny the benefits, and data security is becoming more important in this digital age.
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