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AI as an ally in the challenges of Cybersecurity for People?

Artificial Intelligence is a subject that has been gaining notoriety in recent years, if before this topic had little importance or was not part of our reality, today the scenario is quite different.


This technology is already part of our lives and is present in many aspects, such as our cell phones, computers, and personal assistants. We use AI to make our daily lives easier.


After all, Artificial Intelligence was created precisely for this purpose, to optimize processes and streamline people's work.


Therefore, this is a great technology when it comes to cybersecurity, as it is one of the most critical areas today, as it involves the protection of information and systems that sustain society.


With the increasing number of cyberattacks and increasingly sophisticated crimes, it is necessary for organizations to have tools and solutions that are able to meet the challenges.


In this context, AI emerges as a promising technology for cybersecurity, and it can be a great ally for organizations.


What is Artificial Intelligence?


Before talking about how AI can be an ally in cybersecurity, it's important to explain a little about what this technology is all about.

Know that Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science, its goal is to create systems capable of simulating human intelligence.

These systems are created through algorithms that have the ability to reason and adapt from data.

In this way, AI can perform various tasks, from the simplest to the most complex, such as:

  • Voice or image recognition;

  • Reason;

  • Learn like a human being.

Its abilities are innumerable, and in fact it was created and designed to help humanity develop.

As much as people are afraid of its use, the fact is that AI is already integrated into our lives, and we need to adapt to it and, above all, use it for our benefit.


The use of AI in cybersecurity


Cyberattacks are part of the daily life of companies, whether small, medium or large, most of these invasions happen due to lack of care and knowledge.


When people fail to perform basic digital security actions, they end up opening loopholes for criminals to commit their attacks.


Google, for example, has seen how worrisome this problem is and is creating a solution to these risks through the use of AI.


The idea is that the company will offer its own expertise in AI, it will be a solution for more secure access, in addition to better developing the anticipation of cyberattacks.


This solution caught the attention of banks, because from its use it will be possible to increase the security of digital accounts, which has been a major problem for companies in this segment.


The use of AI for secure access is just one option of the thousands of possibilities that this technology can offer.


Know that it can be used for data analysis, so it will be possible to analyze large volumes of information and look for patterns that indicate vulnerability or cyberattacks.


In addition, AI assists in detecting and responding to threats, through automations to reduce the time and effort of Information Technology teams.


Artificial Intelligence can perform repetitive and complex actions and help prevent and mitigate risks, such as simulation techniques, as well as predict cyber risk scenarios.


In this way, the use of Artificial Intelligence provides a series of benefits for cybersecurity.


Through it, teams are able to improve efficiency and productivity, it can also reduce risks and increase the performance of institutions and, without a doubt, helps innovation and market competitiveness.


AI as an ally


We have separated some cases in which AI can help organizations in combating cyberattacks, it is important to note that it is a great ally and works together with human intelligence.


Vulnerability detection


Through Artificial Intelligence it is possible to detect threats, recently security and Information Technology professionals have adopted tools to combat phishing using this technology.

With this, they are able to reduce the workload and improve the ability to automatically detect threats, doing a kind of fine-tooth comb and eliminating a good part of attack attempts.

Through this technology, it is possible to identify not only malicious links and attachments, but also the intentions of messages, taking information security to another level.

In this way, they analyze the intent of the messages and are able to detect advanced social engineering attacks.

Because AI has the ability to learn and improve itself, over time it becomes a kind of virtual analyst.

In this way, it learns from the industry, the company, and communications and is able to identify which messages are safe and which offer some kind of risk.

This allows IT teams to focus their efforts on more significant threats.


Access monitoring


Through AI tools, it is possible to monitor access to systems and applications, which allows organizations to detect suspicious patterns that may indicate an attempted attack.

In this way, Information Technology professionals are able to include an extra layer of protection, which allows greater control over teams, which prevents unauthorized people from having access to confidential information.

This use is similar to the example of Google, where the company intends to offer a layer of protection for more secure access to clouds, information or even banking data.


Vulnerability management


Artificial Intelligence tools help identify vulnerabilities in systems and applications.

This allows system administrators to identify flaws and remediate them before they are exploited by attackers.

This functionality allows the anticipation of attacks, so IT teams will always be one step ahead of cybercriminals.

When it comes to data security, every detail matters, which is why this advantage can be significant in combating attacks.


Awareness Training


As much as Artificial Intelligence is a great ally in detecting threats, know that it alone does not have the power to mitigate attacks.

After all, cybercrime is directed at people, so it's essential that everyone knows how to protect themselves from these attacks.

We can understand employees as the last line of defense in protecting organizations, because if AI does not identify a malicious message, people need to know how to recognize them.

In this way, only regular awareness trainings are able to educate teams on best practices in identifying different types of attacks.

Know that Artificial Intelligence can be used in these trainings and in the creation of a security policy.

Through this technology, it is possible to personalize campaigns and make the entire awareness process more personalized and effective.

For example, AI can translate content into different languages, whether videos or texts. This makes your material more accessible and can cover all your employees, regardless of training or position.

These translations also allow teams not to be limited only to national content, after all there is a series of videos and texts in other languages full of important information that should be replicated to everyone.

Another important way to use Artificial Intelligence resources is through curation, where you can identify the best content for each team and scenario.

This is important, because you can customize your campaigns and target relevant topics to each team, after all, the content that works for directors of an organization is not the same as what works for employees in a factory.

The language and type of communication need to be different and adapt to the needs and reality of employees.


The future of cybersecurity is AI


Artificial Intelligence has become an increasingly important tool in the fight against cyberattacks, because it improves accuracy in threat detection and incident response.

With this, it is able to help reduce the impact of attacks and all malicious activities, as well as, of course, improve the efficiency of cybersecurity operations.

Through it, it is also possible to increase the efficiency of campaigns and create a safer and more effective information security policy.

Therefore, it is essential that institutions keep up to date on the latest innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence, as this is a very promising technology that intends to evolve in the coming years.

With this, organizations are able to stay informed and adapt to all this evolution, benefiting from all the parameters created by AI.


PhishX and the use of Artificial Intelligence


PhishX is an ecosystem that brings security knowledge to people through awareness, our actions are focused on training employees and customers, so that everyone is able to identify security threats and risks.

We use AI technology to assist organizations in their awareness campaigns. Through content translations, creation of personalized campaigns and the curation of various articles.

Come and see our ecosystem and learn how PhishX can help you in your awareness campaigns through AI.


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