Financial Times (UK) – AI is not a ‘silver bullet’ against cyber attacks

ftArtificial intelligence is emerging as a useful cyber security tool, but experts are warning companies not to view the technology as a “silver bullet”. Many elements of cyber defence — particularly monitoring large amounts of data — can be better handled by machines than humans.

At the moment AI is fantastic at notifying users they have been compromised after the event, says Jason Hart, chief technology officer of data protection at Gemalto, a digital security company. “What we want it to do is identify when something suspicious happens, apply the appropriate security controls to mitigate the risk, then report back that it has noticed a potential attack, stopped it and protected the data.”

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