Why AI could be the key to turning the tide in the fight against cybercrime

A specially programmed AI can ‘think’ about cybersecurity in a more complex detail than a human can. Image: iStock It’s not unreasonable to suggest the cybersecurity battle is being lost – and on more than one front. Not only are more efficient and organised cybercriminals winning the security arms race against their corporate targets, there’s also a shortage of cybersecurity professionals equipped with the skills required to fight hackers. Some claim the fight against online crooks will be bolstered not by hiring more people but rather by machines using techniques based around artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. This doesn’t mean self-learning machines will be outright replacing cybersecurity professionals, however, but rather augmenting what they’re able to do and taking care of the most basic tasks. “We’re not talking…


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