In a world where bad actors are capable of building sophisticated AI capable of sidestepping traditional cybersecurity platforms, it has become critically important to onboard tools that work in real-time, are deadly accurate, and can predict an incident before it happens.
Cybersecurity using AI
It’s no surprise that organizations are pouring resources into their security approaches, from investments into hardware and software and significant increases in Cybersecurity professional hiring. In fact, industry watchers expect organizations globally to contribute to $1.75 trillion in cumulative spending on Cybersecurity between 2021 and 2025.
The much-anticipated fifth generation (5G) of broadband cellular technology has arrived, ushering in unprecedented network speed and connectivity. The tech is also spurring innovation into new tech solutions to meet an ever-growing appetite for instant, reliable connectivity, often, faster than most enterprise Cybersecurity teams can handle. If there was ever a time for AI to deliver on the promises made by Cybersecurity platform vendors, it’s now.
Real unsupervised AI spots security issues sooner and predicts future behavior more accurately than older first- and second-wave solutions. Self-supervised AI technology draws on an understanding of the fundamental nature of the network where it lives, an understanding that isn’t possible with supervised-AI.
In October, 2019 a MixMode customer experienced an incident where an external entity attacked a web server located in their DMZ, compromised it, and then pivoted internally through the DMZ to attempt access of a customer database. While the attacker was successful in penetrating the customer’s network, MixMode was able to detect the event before they were successful in penetrating the customer database.
Unsupervised artificial intelligence, also known as context-aware or third-wave AI, is notoriously difficult to explain because there lacks an appropriate test to understand just how powerful the intelligence is. The widely known Turing Test for AI testing is no longer the right framework for modern-day AI testing.