Locks, alarms, and surveillance systems are all examples of ways to protect your physical assets. However, what measures need to be taken to protect those assets that exist in the digital realm?
Cybercrime is a threat at all times and the threat doesn’t wait for closing time. Hackers have several schemes to break into your cybersecurity system and get away with your sensitive information. These criminals don’t even need to be sitting at a keyboard either. Automated bots and phishing can do the same amount of work for them. This is just one of many ways cybercriminals can exploit your weaknesses. Fortunately, there are several things businesses can do to protect this information. AI-focused security systems can enhance your traditional cybersecurity protection in a variety of ways.
How Artificial Intelligence Enhances Your Information Security
What makes AI such a powerful protector is its use with machine learning. Machine learning adapts and learns from experience. It also enables AI to be able to identify and predict possible threats ahead of time. Phishing is one of the most common tools hackers will use to crack IT security systems. However, with AI keeping watch over your network, it will be able to identify the phishing email and remove it before it even reaches someone’s mailbox.
AI’s ability to identify patterns and abnormalities also proves useful when monitoring threats to the firewall. When an unauthorized user tries accessing content the system will limit access until the request is legitimate. Even if nothing is unusual, AI is still looking to identify weaknesses in the cybersecurity system such as with authentication. This means you can be alerted to a potential flaw in your security before there is even an opportunity.
Safeguarding your most valuable data requires a 24/7 effort. Make sure to consult the infographic below if you are interested in learning more about the digital threats businesses face and how AI can help prevent the risk of a financial data threat.
Infographic created by Donnelley Financial Solutions, a global financial solutions company