Over the last 20 years, cybersecurity has shifted from a minor inconvenience to a significant threat for businesses of every size. While artificial intelligence has already impacted many areas of our lives, it's now introducing the world of cybersecurity to technology that learns and masters combatting the latest threats. Before getting into the details of why cybersecurity solutions should leverage AI, it's important to understand how it's done. AI-powered cybersecurity solutions use real-time learning and threat detection in combination with the traditional definitions-based approach, creating a platform built on a library of known threats while leveraging technology that identifies, analyzes, and eliminates threats in real-time. So, what are the benefits of cybersecurity with AI?
Identify Unknown Threats
Early cybersecurity software solutions were almost entirely definitions-based, using a preselected set of threats identified by a cybersecurity professional to scan and protect against predefined threats. AI, on the other hand, actively learns the latest telltale signs of a threat to evolve the way it responds to potential attacks. While it's easy to see these as "old school" and "new school" solutions, they actually work hand in hand to provide more comprehensive protection against today's attacks. By building a foundation of common definition-based threat defenses, there is a core backbone of protection that AI-powered solutions can build out to deliver a more complete solution.
Deep Learning Over Time
Unlike traditional cybersecurity methods, artificial intelligence continues learning about the latest threats with each passing second. Over the days, weeks, and months ahead, these smart cybersecurity solutions not only build a library of known threats, but also analyzes those threats to identify and eliminate new attempts that follow similar patterns. As time goes on, artificial intelligence continues to improve each day to deliver a more comprehensive line of defense for users.
Faster Threat Responses
Did you know that it takes organizations an average of six months to identify a data breach, and an additional 66 days to contain the breach once it was discovered? That time is cut down to a matter of minutes with artificial intelligence. By constantly performing scans of your entire network and its protected devices, this technology has the ability to identify dangerous threats before they work their way into your network. AI-integrated cybersecurity solutions help get ahead of hackers with proactive solutions that keep an eye on your network 24/7.
More Easily Handle Data
Even the smallest companies can have an abundance of traffic on their network. From Teams chats and emails to external links and file sharing, data is moving across organizations at breakneck speed. For the smallest companies, even one dedicated cybersecurity employee would be hard-pressed to keep up with the amount of traffic flowing in and out of the organization each day, scanning for threats and protecting their employees.
With AI, worrying about the amount of data you're dealing with is a thing of the past. Monitoring for attacks - no matter how large your data set or network may be - is a simple task for artificial intelligence. From protected data transfers to masked threats, artificial intelligence delivers results that you can rely on.
While there are plenty of tools in today's market that are built to evolve in the ever-changing sea of cybersecurity threats, it's important to remember that there is no cybersecurity software that provides comprehensive protection. Cybersecurity software works in the same way as an at-home security system. It may not prevent thieves from breaking into your home, but it goes a long way in letting you know that they're inside and starting the process of ensuring that they're gone as soon as possible.
SeedSpark partners with small- and medium-sized businesses to deliver technology solutions that meet today's needs while helping them prepare for tomorrow. We've partnered with SentinelOne to offer AI-powered cybersecurity for our clients, providing tools that help protect against today's top cybersecurity threats as they happen. Contact our team today to learn more about SeedSpark Cybersecurity for small businesses.