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Artificial Intelligence in cybersecurity

AI likely to Replace Humans in the Cybersecurity Space

Will Artificial intelligence in Cybersecurity Replace Humans?

Artificial intelligence in cybersecurity space can be used to understand the cyber environment to detect abnormal activity. Artificial intelligence (AI) can also benefit cybersecurity with automated techniques to generate whenever cyber threats are detected. AI analyses massive amounts of data and allows the development of existing systems and software in an appropriate way to reduce cyber-attacks.

Similarly, the implementation of AI in cybersecurity helps protect organisations from existing cyber threats and identify new types of malware. Additionally, AI-based cybersecurity systems can provide effective security standards and help develop better prevention and recovery strategies.

Enterprise AI initiatives have a wide range of potential vulnerabilities, including malicious corruption or manipulation of training data, implementation and component configuration. In such cases, a self-learning, AI-based cybersecurity posture management system should be capable of solving these issues. Technologies exist to properly train a self-learning system to collect data continuously and independently across your enterprise information systems. That data is then analysed and used to perform correlation of patterns across millions to billions of signals relevant to the enterprise attack surface. In addition, leveraging AI in cybersecurity helps create a dynamic, real-time, global authentication framework that changes location or network access privileges.

The result is new levels of intelligence feeding human teams across diverse categories of cybersecurity. And with this, the biggest concern that is if AI will replace humans in cybersecurity space arises.

To answer this question,  new report by Trend Micro, a cloud security firm, forecasts that AI will replace humans by 2031 in the sphere of cybersecurity, as hackers use more sophisticated tools. It reveals that around 41% of IT leaders believe that AI would replace their roles by 2030.

Only 9% of respondents said artificial intelligence would not replace their job within the next decade. Roughly 32% said AI would eventually work to automate all cybersecurity entirely. 19% believe that attackers using artificial intelligence to enhance their arsenal would be commonplace by 2025.

The report titled ‘Turning the Tide’ discloses that the seismic events of 2020 have created long-lasting changes in work ecosystems across the world and opened up new avenues that cybercriminals can abuse. Cybersecurity will help enterprises, federal governments and ordinary users adapt safely to these new conditions in 2021.

One in five respondents said attackers using artificial intelligence to improve their goals would be commonplace by 2025. A quarter of IT leaders also believe that by 2030, data access would be tied to biometric or DNA data, making unauthorised access impossible.

When it comes to this calendar year, telecommuting would continue in 2021, and hybrid environments where work and personal tasks co-mingle in one machine would be challenging in terms of security.

“Organisations, especially global enterprises, will have less control over their data,” the report reveals. “Delineating where data is stored and processed will become more difficult. The decreased visibility into enterprise devices only gets more problematic when employees access personal apps from work devices.”

Both users and enterprises would have to protect work-from-home setups from threats, and IT teams would require securing entire remote workforces. The individual user, on the other hand, would have to secure their virtual workspaces and endpoint devices in 2021.