Is artificial intelligence the future of cybersecurity?

Published on
12/12/2019 01:43 PM

The cloud and BYOD, although both hugely beneficial for business, are introducing gaps in enterprise cybersecurity that companies must address. As businesses continue to adopt the two, it has become increasingly important to identify breaches more proactively. Struggling to keep up with the changing landscape, traditional solutions are becoming outdated. They are made even more redundant by their inability to protect against the new attacks constantly being developed by malicious actors. This makes using artificial intelligence (AI) a far more attractive approach, given its flexibility to evolve. An example of this is Balbix's BreachControl™ solution, which leverages multiple and specialised methods of AI and deep learning. As cyber-attackers become more sophisticated, solutions such as BreachControl give companies the necessary edge for staying ahead.

Support for the security team

Humans can no longer be solely responsible for cybersecurity. The sheer volume of data alone makes the task of protection all-the-more difficult. AI, however, can alleviate these pressures from your security team. For example, Balbix BreachControl uses specialised AI algorithms to discover and analyse the enterprise attack surface. This offers a much more comprehensive view of the risks. As well as this, Balbix guides companies with a set of actions to transform cybersecurity posture and reduce cyber risk by at least 95%. In turn, shifting hefty analyses to AI-driven solutions enable security teams to be much more efficient. The time saving alone will give the workforce opportunity to focus on any human pre-programming necessary.

AI in action

Security teams will know too well the pressures of covering all bases. Their responsibilities range from data analysis, to reporting, to dashboarding, just to name a few. AI cybersecurity solutions can be versatile, thus redeeming some of these stresses. For example, BreachControl gives an indication of real-time risk with its drill-down risk heatmaps and natural language search. It can also be applied to sensors, connectors, and collectors deployed for continuous monitoring. Thus, security teams can ease the juggling of their many responsibilities.

Learning on the go

To finish, it's important to understand that human capabilities, no matter how expert the individual, can only go so far. With AI, what companies stand to gain is limitless. This is because AI learns each time it analyses data. Therefore, it gets 'cleverer' with each application and increasingly capable of taking care of your security needs.