AI in Cybersecurity

Artificial intelligence is becoming the hot trend of technology. It is changing the way employers are recruiting and hiring, but more importantly it is another significant player in cybersecurity systems. While Artificial Intelligence provides countless advantages to cybersecurity systems, its ability to quickly adapt to new algorithms may also work against companies.

What is artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, in the realm of cybersecurity are programs designed to compute network threat analyses, malware, and threat mitigation. AI has gone beyond providing security measures; you might have seen self-driving vehicles, chatbots, and automated interviewers. These are all examples of artificial intelligence. AI is being incorporated into risk management systems, but there are legal and compliance regulations that must be followed.

Legal and Compliance

From a federal compliance standpoint, there is not much regulation on artificial intelligence. This past Spring, regulation on automated systems was introduced in Congress, but no votes have been cast yet.

However, states have moved forward in establishing some regulations regarding the use of artificial intelligence in workplaces. For example, Illinois has passed legislation regulating how businesses utilize AI systems in hiring processes. The law is anticipated to go in effect next year. In July, California passed a law regulating the use of chatbots.

Benefits and Risks

With cyberattacks and threats on the rise, everyone must remain vigilant. With 14.4 million identity fraud and 3 million identity theft incidents in the United States in 2018, it is imperative that you protect both your identity and understand the risks artificial intelligence poses.

AI is programmed to conduct continuous automated penetration and attack testing (CAPAT), which essentially mimics cybersecurity threats such as phishing, social manufacturing, or application exploitation to discover weak spots in cybersecurity defense. CAPAT tools can implement the latest techniques used in cyberattacks to adapt its defense mechanisms for future enhanced attacks. Some AI systems have the learning capacity to modify attacks to distinguish a network’s patterns.

While this programming is a great benefit to companies, it can also work against you as well. Sophisticated hackers that refine their methods will most likely use the same AI programs to adapt their AI systems to bypass your system’s algorithms.

Building an Effective Defense

Your first line of defense should be seeking education and training on identifying such cybersecurity liabilities, methods, and protection programs. Another great way to protect yourself is staying up to date on the latest cybersecurity trends that include recent breaches. This can help inform you of scams and hacking trends that exist, which should help you in identifying suspicious activity on your accounts.

Core ID Services provides top-quality identity fraud and identity theft services. Through comprehensive monitoring and recovery services, we handle all aspects of protecting, preventing, and managing your security. We offer individual, family, and commercial solutions, as we know it can impact anyone. Call Core ID Services today to learn how you can protect your identity today.