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The world is going digital at a rather fast pace and you know what digitalization implies AI. From businesses to entertainment to trends, everything you have a look at is progressing at a lightning speed.
Digitalization has given birth to technologies like 5G. Even the company that I subscribed to for my Internet needs introduced Frontier packages that come with even greater speed. Because the web is where everyone is at these days. However, spending too much time on the web has its threats including cyber-attacks. Here’s how the employment of AI is addressing this issue.
Machine Learning and Cyber-Threat Detection
Organizations should have advanced technology that enables them to detect a cyber-attack before it causes harm. Machine learning- an integral part of artificial intelligence helps ensure that an organization does not have to bear the loss at the hands of a cyber-attack.
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The whole process of how this takes place is a bit complicated. However, to give you a vague idea, machine learning enables computers to adapt algorithms. The computers learn via these algorithms and understand what type of improvements are required.
This means that machine learning is empowering computers to detect cyber threats with accuracy. A human cannot match such a level of accuracy.
Password Protection and Authentication
Passwords are the only barrier between a cybercriminal and a business account or in that case, any account. Not to blame the cybercriminals at times but we are very lazy ourselves when it comes to setting a unique and strong password. Thus, making it easy for cybercriminals to have easy access to our accounts.
To your surprise, let me tell you that biometric authentication as a means to log in to an account or mobile is not that effective. As cybercriminals have ways to circumvent that too. However, developers are now working hard to strengthen the biometric system enough so that cybercriminals do not have a way to break through it. A popular example of this is Apple’s Face ID feature. So, works are already in progress.
Phishing Detection and Control
One of the most common ways that cybercriminals use to attack a certain system is a phishing attack. A phishing attack is a virus-filled email that cybercriminals send to people causing the unfortunate people to lose data. AI-ML can help solve this issue as well as it is capable of tracking phishing attacks. Hence, preventing them from causing any destruction or loss of information from the system it is sent to.
A-ML is efficient enough to detect phishing attacks from across the globe. AI is indeed a blessing to us as it can differentiate a fake account or website from a legitimate one.
AI-ML and Vulnerability Management
Every year thousands of cases of vulnerabilities get reported. And it is difficult for human beings to keep a track of all these threats and resolve the issues at hand. Making use of AI to resolve this issue helps to speed up the process and deal with the issue efficiently.
The efficient system that AI-ML is, it looks for potential vulnerabilities online itself. AI does so by tracking the conversations of the hackers over the dark web or the patterns used. Hence, allowing them to tackle the issue before the hackers decide to attack.
Any organization’s network security consists of the following two components:
- Creating a security policy
- Figuring the network topography of an organization
If you know network security, you’d know that both of the above-stated processes are very time-consuming. However, the use of AI is speeding up these processes. Hence, making it easy for companies.
AI does so by observing as well as learning the patterns of network traffic. Based on AI’s knowledge. It then suggests security policies. This saves valuable time for the employees as well as the effort that they can put elsewhere.
AI is also a blessing to people when it comes to its ability to behavioral analytics. This implies that AI can study the patterns of your behavior through algorithms that in turn enable it to detect how you use your device. It also makes clear to AI-ML that how you make use of the online platforms as well.
Some of the many details that AI can track include:
- Login times.
- IP addresses that belong to your typing scrolling patterns.
You might think that how will this benefit you. But it is going to be more useful to you than you can imagine. As AI algorithm can then note any unusual activity from your system. And flag it as a suspicious activity from your account or device. From an online purchase delivered to an address that is not yours to a download of a document from one of your archived folders, AI can detect this all for you.
This is the power of AI. To add an extra protection layer, I subscribed to Frontier FiOS Internet plans that come equipped with anti-virus and other security software. You should also work towards protecting your devices, accounts, and web browsing events.