The application of artificial intelligence to security has an exciting future. Although AI-based security is relatively recent, according to a new US-European study that looked at AI security detection and prevention rates using sans AI security software over conventional security systems, it appears that security will now be passed on to artificial intelligence.
About three-quarters of respondents said they were able to prevent more violations due to AI-powered tools. In about 80% of cases, AI was faster than regular security teams in detecting threats (cyberattacks).
In addition to significantly increasing detection and prevention, the study suggests that teams use AI as a complement to their wisdom and ability, but also support AI to give their team a fresh start. Daniel Doimo, President and CEO of Cylance, who published the results of the study, said: “The executives who were the first to make the 'leap of faith' in AI were the first to experience the rewards, especially in prevention of cyberattacks. "Next year, I expect this trend to accelerate."
About 65% of security chiefs said they expected to reach the ROI (Return of Investment) within two years. For fans, eight out of ten are confident that their boards and C-suite will decide to prioritize AI adoption.
Return on investment (ROI) comes mainly from the fact that AI is also an automation technology, freeing teams to work on other projects. Also, saving on troubleshooting resources will minimize their costs.
The goal of third-generation AI in security is to provide a way to prevent security perimeter operation while most companies try to protect data that already exists on network systems within their perimeter.