Can AI Become Our New Cybersecurity Sheriff?


Two hospitals in Ohio and West Virginia turned patients away due to a ransomware attack that led to a system failure. The hospitals could not process any emergency patient requests. Hence, they sent incoming patients to nearby hospitals. It is due to incidents like these that cyber threats are one of the top concerns for several industry leaders today.

However, says Forbes, such situations can be avoided with modern technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. AI has already displayed limitless potential in various applications across different industries. Likewise, deploying AI for cybersecurity solutions will help protect organizations from existing cyber threats and help identify newer malware types too. Additionally, AI-powered cybersecurity systems can ensure effective security standards and help in the creation of better prevention and recovery strategies. Using AI for cybersecurity will give rise to data-driven security models. One of the most significant reasons to use AI for cybersecurity is the potential of Natural Language Processing that comes into play. AI-powered systems can automatically collect data for reference by scanning articles, studies and news on cyber threats. AI systems use Natural Language Processing for selecting useful information from the scanned data. Such information will provide insight into cyber attacks, anomalies, mitigation and prevention strategies. Using the analyzed information, cybersecurity firms can identify timescales, calculate risks, harvest data and make predictions. Therefore, cybersecurity firms can stay updated on current cyber threats and prepare effective strategies to secure organizations from numerous cyber attacks.