Japan leads push for AI-based anti-cyberattack solutions

Japanese firms NTT Communications and SoftBank are working to develop new artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, offering cyber-attack protection services to their customers. The companies both highlight Big Data and analytics as holding great potential in the future of malware detection and preventing its distribution. However, current systems, which scan for illegal activity and shut down communication on detection, usually take between 8-15 minutes to identify new attacks due to the manual component. The new NTT service, which launches globally next spring, can automatically recognise patterns in a virus and the methods used by previous malicious campaigns. It can also identify by analogy through the analysis of Big Data. Even if cyber criminals amend a URL attached to the attack, the system is still able to detect it immediately. The company…


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