PYMNTS: Firms Embrace AI for Faster, Smarter Cybersecurity Solutions

By PYMNTS on March 1, 2024

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently noted that artificial intelligence (AI) could boost online security, a sentiment echoed by many industry experts.

AI is transforming how security teams handle cyber threats, making their work faster and more efficient. By analyzing vast amounts of data and identifying complex patterns, AI automates the initial stages of incident investigation. The new methods allow security professionals to begin their work with a clear understanding of the situation, speeding up response times.

AI’s Defensive Advantage

“Tools like machine learning-based anomaly detection systems can flag unusual behavior, while AI-driven security platforms offer comprehensive threat intelligence and predictive analytics,” Timothy E. Bates, chief technology officer at Lenovo, told PYMNTS in an interview. “Then there’s deep learning, which can analyze malware to understand its structure and potentially reverse-engineer attacks. These AI operatives work in the shadows, continuously learning from each attack to not just defend but also to disarm future threats.”

Cybercrime is a growing problem as more of the world embraces the connected economy. Losses from cyberattacks totaled at least $10.3 billion in the U.S. in 2022, per an FBI report.


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