Dispelling the myths surrounding AI in cybersecurity

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in cybersecurity, just as it is in almost every industry right now, and for good reason. AI is about to change how many of us work, with the real question not being ‘if’ we will be affected, but ‘to what extent’. In the field of cybersecurity, AI has the potential to be a game changer in defending against cyber attackers, who are also looking at how to use AI to their own advantage. It’s a bit like being in the middle of a race and suddenly discovering that everyone has a rocket booster and all they have to do is figure out how to turn it on.

AI is a powerful tool no matter how you slice it. But amid the hype, some misinformation has also crept in. To truly embrace the power of AI, we must understand it. Let’s take a look at some of the current myths and how things are actually unfolding for AI in cybersecurity.

Kyle Falkenhagen

Chief Product Officer, Secureworks.

Myth 1: Cybercriminals use advanced AI techniques