AI: threat and defense in cyber security

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Generative AI has become a double-edged sword for the security of connected networks. On the one hand, generative AI can accelerate cybersecurity issues, making it easier and cheaper for malicious actors to carry out identity attacks. On the other hand, AI is increasingly being used to help improve security.

Generative AI is becoming an important part of cyber security. On the one hand, generative AI can accelerate cybersecurity issues, making it easier and cheaper for actors with malicious intent to carry out identity attacks.

For example, it can be used to design sophisticated phishing campaigns by generating audio, images or videos to create false identities. While hackers are exploiting AI technologies, businesses are enlisting AI as a defense tool. As the number of connected devices on networks increases, generative AI in security operations will become more critical, said David Cooper, a global head of Accenture Security.


"What used to take a human two hours, there is now an AI solution to do it in much less time," says Cooper. " We're able to react faster, we're able to catch up with the bad actors faster with interesting transformative technology. We can move so much faster and do more with limited resources."

Generative AI can also help prevent attacks by helping configure and manage networks. It can also speed up more routine security processes and free up resources, helping cybersecurity professionals increase productivity and make faster decisions. "There is a clear benefit for organizations where we can use AI to improve network quality, improve security and network repair," said Chris Novak, the senior director of cybersecurity consulting at Verizon Business.

5G can also enhance the capabilities of AI applications. With 5G, AI can perform more data processing and sensor analysis at the edge, meaning computation is closer to the data source. "The combination of AI and 5G will make it inevitable that we will use machines for tasks currently performed by humans," says Ev Kontsevoy, co-founder and CEO of Teleport.

"It has become increasingly important for companies to apply AI to their cybersecurity practices because humans cannot keep up," said Rohit Ghai, CEO of RSA. "Any 5G network is very dynamic," says Ghai. "It's constantly changing. Human approaches to securing it can't keep up with the dynamic nature of the network."

Now that mobile and Internet of Things devices have become more widespread, they are consuming even more data that generative AI can help filter and secure.

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