Cyberwarfare


Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to augment, not replace, cybersecurity capabilities Bloomberg Government

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While cybersecurity vendors add AI branding to their products, the reality is that a majority of today's solutions deliver subsets of AI capability – in particular, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Machine Learning is used to create flexible multi-dimensional decision processes; supervised models capable of rapidly detecting and labeling new classes of threats, and unsupervised systems that learn the behaviors of a system or network over time and alert to attacker behaviors and rare threat events. Adopting and improving on decades-old "expert system" learning processes, security anomalies (false positive, true positive and unlabeled alerts) are initially responded to by a skilled security analyst, and their deduction processes and conclusions are learned by the system. Any technology that enables an analyst or threat responder to focus on the half-dozen critical events of the day (rather than distill 50,000 erroneous alerts generated each day) is viewed as a gift from above.


Separating Fact From Fiction: The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Cybersecurity

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has become such a buzzword that it's at risk of becoming no more than tech marketing pixie dust. Machine learning (ML) can deliver transformative insights in some domains, but it has limitations. Do You Want Artificial Intelligence Or Machine Learning? ML is a subfield of computer science that helps computers learn based on their inputs and decide how to behave without being explicitly programmed to do so.


What to know before buying AI-based cybersecurity tools

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are tools healthcare executives, technical staff and clinicians can use to enhance operations and improve healthcare. Many healthcare cybersecurity executives struggle to fully staff teams with the expertise and skills necessary to protect their organization's data and patients. "Machine learning and artificial intelligence utilize the behaviors of end users and information systems to learn what is normal activity," Santiago said. "A critical resource for any effective machine learning or AI solution is sufficient instrumentation and retention of historical data," Hillard said.


Why cybercriminals like AI as much as cyberdefenders do

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The technology is helping banks' cybersecurity teams detect and deal with breaches. At the New York-based investment bank Greenhill & Co., Chief Information Officer John Shaffer sought a better way to deal with zero-day attacks. The U.S. intelligence community has raised a litany of concerns about the use of artificial intelligence: that it increases vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, raises difficulties in attribution, facilitates the advances of foreign weapon and intelligence systems through technology, increases the risks of accidents and substantially increases liability for the private sector, including financial institutions. The government has also said AI could increase the risks of accidents and substantially increase liability for the private sector including financial institutions, she pointed out.


Q&A: How artificial intelligence is changing the nature of cybersecurity

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Businesses ranging from startups to large corporations are increasingly looking to new technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, to protect their consumers. AI can provide an effective way to stop advanced and sophisticated malware attacks that have never been seen before. There's also a real opportunity for advanced phishing attacks by automating the human bad guy. Prepare is about building a proper cybersecurity program taking a risk based and business approach to security.


AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity: a Survival Guide

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Similar to the go-go days of the late 1990s, when every enterprise was an'e-business' company, many vendors are entering the AI market by simply adding'AI' to their sales and marketing materials." Different from classic automation,intelligent automation eliminates expensive and unscalable human intelligence without sacrificing the quality or reliability of the process. For example, at High-Tech Bridge, we enhance and complement our machine learning algorithms with human intelligence – a hybrid approach where everything that can be automated is automated, while the remaining part is handled by humans. Nonetheless, machine learning technologies can, and almost certainly will, revolutionize intelligent automation and solve the human intelligence shortage challenge.


Old School Vs. New School: How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Cybersecurity

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AI approaches to mitigating DDoS attacks involve utilizing algorithms in tandem with analysts to automatically detect abnormal network-resource allocation. Instead, the new-school approach involves utilizing machine learning algorithms that can monitor network device traffic to model a baseline of "normal" device behavior, and subsequently flag when the normal behavior of an IoT ecosystem is compromised. Startups addressing the threats facing IoT and endpoints include: Fortscale Security, Tanium, and CUJO. AI approaches to social engineering involve forming a unique behavioral-fingerprint for each user and flagging anomalies in behavioral patterns to identify when users have been compromised.


Cybersecurity machine learning moves ahead with vendor push

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ESG research asked 412 respondents about their understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity machine learning, which revealed that only 30% said they were very knowledgeable on the subject. "I find machine learning [and] AI technology extremely cool but no one is buying technology for technology sake. By joining CNCF, meantime, Microsoft is "shunning" Amazon in the enterprise cloud market. "Expect to see a lot more platform service rollouts involving containers, microservices, etc., later this year during fall conferences in which cloud rivals continue to attempt to one-up one another," Dunlap wrote.


B2B APIs: FinTech, Bank Rivalry PYMNTS.com

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By integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, companies are relying on API solutions to fight cybersecurity threats and help businesses determine the trustworthiness of a potential trading partner before entering a risky arrangement. Because these solutions that can help reduce the risk of conducting digital commerce, investors are taking notice and writing the big checks with several AI and machine learning solutions securing millions in recent fundraising rounds. Over in India, Innoviti Payments Solutions is making a big investment in its own platform that provides lending services for smaller merchants. This is because API solutions can help more established banks find innovative partners to collaborate on modern solutions, while simultaneously helping newer FinTech companies work with these older banks' legacy payment systems.


Why Cybersecurity Needs a Human in the Loop

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Cognitive security, or artificial intelligence, can "understand" natural language, and is a logical and necessary next step to take advantage of this increasingly massive corpus of intelligence that exists. Pairing humans and cognitive security solutions will help make sense of all this data with speed and precision, accomplishing response in a fraction of the time. Deep Blue as it is Kasparov consulting with Deep Blue before deciding on his next move against an unknown opponent. Defense works best when people and machine work together.