Artificial intelligence could be the key to cyber security



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In a constantly evolving digital threat landscape, where firewalls and antiviruses are considered tools of antiquity, companies are looking to more technologically advanced means of protecting crucial data. Experts point out the cyber-threat landscape has drastically changed and that criminals are now using more artificial intelligence technologies to launch sophisticated attacks.

Even a few years ago, launching a distributed denial of service attack to take down a website, defacing webpages and stealing credit card details were considered major instances of cyber-attacks. Today, anything from medical records to airline miles data can be sold.

Detecting criminals who have breached a network has become harder because they maintain a low profile once they’re inside.

A recent report from cybersecurity company FireEye showed organizations on average took 99 days in 2016 to realize they had been breached. While that figure improved notably from the average 146 days it took in 2015, experts say attackers can do a lot of damage within that time.

Detecting criminals who have breached a network has become harder because they maintain a low profile once they’re inside. Cyber-intelligence could help companies take surgical steps to protect crucial information, instead of having to invest in every piece of technology available

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