How Is AI Used in Cyber Security?

AI stands for Artificial Intelligence,
and it is one of the areas of technology that really has the power to change
the world around us. 

At this stage, AI is nowhere near the
complexity you would find in Hollywood movies. 

AI technology is still not capable of
controlling robots and instructing them to wage wars against humanity. 

AI is, at the moment, much more helpful
than harmful. In fact, it is not harmful at all if it is in the right hands.

Automated Processes

In order to check security protocols
and tools, people used to spend hundreds of hours on legwork; there are systems
to be adjusted and software to be updated. 

Luckily for humanity, AI is slowly
taking over and thus is automating all the processes so that we can focus on
our creativity and productivity rather than its security. 

That said, many businesses are already
using automation tools to improve their production and overall employee
satisfaction.

Face-Recognition Technology

In 2017, Macau introduced AI face scans
in order to help casinos confirm the identity of their visitors by scanning
their faces. 

Thanks to the face recognition
technology, some casinos were actually saved from cheaters and burglars a
couple of times. 

Moreover, many land-based casinos in Las Vegas, as well as online casinos, use AI in order to detect patterns that
hackers use and so they prevent disasters from happening. 

Speaking of patterns, let’s check out
how AI achieves that. Read on!

Pattern Recognition

Pattern recognition is yet another
popular aspect of machine learning and artificial intelligence. 

In 2018, Data scientists have come to
an idea to teach machines how to recognize patterns in order to improve their efficiency
in all fields, including security. 

For example, AI can learn how to
recognize a car in a photo by analyzing thousands of car photos. 

So, if you ever stumbled upon the
“select all parts of the image” verification check, be certain that that’s AI
doing its work and checking if you are a real user and not an automated one.

Anomaly Detection

We already discussed how AI could
recognize patterns. Well, this technology can successfully recognize anomalies
too. 

In other words, AI makes sure that all
security protocols are in check by learning their patterns, and as soon as
something is not in line with that pattern, chances are there’s been an
irregularity. 

These anomalies are immediately
reported, and that is how hundreds of cyber attacks are sabotaged and thus
prevented on a daily basis.

The Dark Side of AI

AI and machine learning are used mainly
for security, and there are numerous instances that have proven AI’s ability to
keep us safe. 

However, we are in the middle of an
ongoing cyberwar, and our personal data can easily be misused (if we are not
careful enough) as many hackers use cutting-edge technologies that can
penetrate through the existing layers of protection. 

That said, in order for the humanity to
stay safe, it’s paramount that AI is in the hands of good people, as well as
that you personally learn more about personal safety and know what not to do
when online.

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