Artificial Intelligence is a branch of science that stimulates the human intelligence processes with the help of machines. It is a kind of natural behaviour that is worked on by the machines. AI techniques are being used in several different fields like:
AI plays an important role in these areas, especially in the digital era. AI has the capability of learning new things with the help of structured and unstructured sources and algorithms, and has the reasoning power to identify the relationships between threats, malicious documents, suspicious IP addresses and several others. AI is augmented towards real-time sources as it eliminates time-consuming research tasks and provides optimal and best solutions for risk analysis.
Thus, combining the AI concepts with cyber security is sometimes referred to as Integrating AI with cyber security, thereby producing advanced and secured results on people’s devices.
Artificial Intelligence is important because it enables human capabilities, helps in understanding, reasoning, planning, communication and perception that are to be undertaken by software thereby increasing effectivity and efficiency at low cost. AI is significant because it helps in successfully tackling a profound set of technical challenges. It automates repetitive learning and discovery through data. AI is different from hardware-driven, robotic automation. AI performs frequent, high-volume, computerized tasks reliably and without fatigue, and efficiently.
AI has been continuously evolving and it is getting easier day by day to detect and solve attacks. AI systems are trained to detect and analyse malware and ransomware attacks at an early stage, before entering into the system. They help in monitoring and analysing the multiple endpoints for the cyber threats that are emerging, it helps in detecting the malicious activity before a full successful attack could be made, and it helps in eliminating the zero-day vulnerabilities.
With the advancements made in making the digital life easier to access, there are several challenges faced in the field to provide such advancements.
Such challenges are:
There are various AI applications in Cyber Security with real time examples:
There are several AI projects with Cyber security that are brought out by the government as well as the private companies.
As with the emerging digital world, where cyber security has become a big concern, AI is being developed with advanced techniques on a daily basis for making it easier for people to access AI based applications. But with the update made in AI, there are threats to AI as well, which the people while accessing and providing digital identity should keep in mind so as to protect themselves digitally.
There are several threats posed by Artificial Intelligence to cyber security.
Artificial Intelligence plays a very important role in security systems as well. These days, security systems have to be maintained with full privacy and confidentiality so that the customer's details are not leaked from the database.
A recent case study, where the Air India passenger’s data got leaked on public servers, put the passengers who travelled with it in peril, because, their personal details including the card payment details and their location was leaked, from where the criminals could easily track the person and get to know his current location.
Cyber crimes such as these are commonplace these days, posing a great threat to the confidentiality and privacy of one’s data.
Thus, as AI is important in the cyber security field, it is important in the security systems as well; as it helps in maintaining the security of the company, keeping the database information secure using several algorithms.
Artificial Intelligence’s role is more flexible and robust than the traditional cyber security solutions. AI is adding value to the security sectors of corporations and individuals as well. In order to give AI more authority in the near future for security purposes, we need to make sure that it stays with the white hat people only. AI’s role in cyber-security is preventing cyber-attacks to a larger extent, and has an increased scope in providing a greater percentage of positive results in the future, due to higher usage.