AI cyber security is a fast-growing trend and with good reason. Artificial intelligence can be effective with most cyber security issues such as threat detection, email filtering, login security and anti-virus. It can even lend a hand with backup and recovery if necessary.
How do AI cyber security platforms work?
AI systems are developed based on human learning. We don’t typically learn a huge set of rules from the off-set – we experience the world, use a little trial and error, and gradually build our learning from experience.
Over the last 30 years, AI researchers have been developing ‘machine learning’, using algorithms and learning models that enable machines to learn like humans; and this is what is being implemented into our cyber security platforms today.
How can AI enhance my cyber security?
Automate and analyse
An AI platform can support your cyber security by automatically generating reports when there is a suspected threat to the network. An AI platform can analyse large amounts of data, enabling it to learn and develop new systems to prevent the same type of threat happening again. This can significantly reduce the risk of cyber attacks in the future.
And it’s not just information from your network being analysed; AI cyber security platforms also monitor online news, articles and studies in real-time to stay updated on evolving cyber threats.
Superior threat detection
When you buy a boxed anti-virus or anti-malware solution, it can only be as current as the day it was released until an update is available. In the fast-paced world of cyber crime, these solutions just can’t keep up.
An AI cyber security solution is ever-evolving and uses advanced algorithms to spot and predict patterns in malware behaviours. This makes a threat identifiable before it ever enters your network.
Once considered an inconvenience by users, multifactor identification is now widely used in business and highly recommended.
When you consider the National Cyber Security Centre was able to compile a list of 100,000 passwords that had been involved in data breaches, it becomes apparent that password protection is no longer enough. The multifactor identification process requires you to use your password plus an additional security authorisation – such as a push code to another device.
AI can make this access security even tighter. Collecting user information, AI can adjust access privileges based on the user’s location for example: If the user is logging in on a public network, certain access rights can be automatically restricted compared to when the same user is on a secured network at home or in the office.
The good, the bad and the ugly
The ugly truth is it’s not just cyber security specialists that are using AI technology for the good of cyber security; the cyber criminals are using it too.
AI technology enables hackers to modify malware and develop more and more advanced attacks. It’s a head-to-head game that every business needs to stay ahead of.
Choosing the right protection
As cyber crime grows more and more sophisticated, we know that pristine cyber security has never been more important for businesses.
If you’re looking to bring your cyber security up to speed, we recommend Intercept X Endpoint from SOPHOS. For two consecutive years, Intercept X Endpoint has been named the winner as the top endpoint security solution. With its host of features including exploit prevention, managed threat response and deep learning technology, it’s easy to see why.
During independent testing, this solution consistently blocks more exploits and malware than other solutions by as much as 79%.
More Than IT Support – It’s IT Consultancy
At Jupiter IT, we have a proactive approach to cyber security; monitoring your systems on a day-to-day basis. We also include regular cyber security audits as standard with all our contracts. These audits are based on the 5 key controls laid out by the Government-back Cyber Essentials initiative.
At Jupiter IT, we hold the prestigious Cyber Essential Plus Certification and as experts in this standard, can help you become certified too. To find out more, drop us a line – we’re waiting to share our expertise with you.