Businesses need all of the advantages they can get against threats, especially considering the fact that many of them adapt and evolve in response to advances in security measures. Some security researchers are seeing great success with artificial intelligence measures, a concept that could eventually become the future of network security in the business world.
AI security consists of tools that can automatically identify and respond to perceived threats. This activity is guided by previous or similar activity, meaning that the AI security solution is capable of learning and growing in response to threats to improve its ability to fight them off. Since AI is always learning more about threats, you can expect a large number of false positives and false negatives throughout this process, but due to its autonomous nature, it will generally involve much less activity on your part compared to having someone actively monitor everything manually. AI security can also discover trends and piece together suspicious activity based on those trends, making for a remarkably sophisticated solution to have on your side.
Let’s face it; for small businesses, hiring qualified security experts can be difficult, especially when it comes to finding the talent. AI can help you get around these challenges by automating your security system to identify threats over time. AI is capable of actually decreasing the amount of time you spend discovering threats on your infrastructure, cutting costs over time. Of course, all of this is dependent on whether you have people to manage your AI solution; otherwise, it’s going to be difficult to manage and maintain it.
There is a downward trend in cybersecurity employment, making an autonomous solution seem like it would rise in popularity and usefulness. It’s already projected that this unfilled labor gap could increase to 3.5 million cybersecurity positions by the end of 2021. AI seems like it could be a simple-to-implement solution that addresses these hiring and training concerns, but it’s more likely that it will improve workflows and procedures of existing security employees rather than solve this gap in skilled labor.
Contrary to popular belief, AI security is relatively accessible to small businesses. There are solutions out there that can be implemented by small businesses in accordance with their specific needs and goals. If you can implement AI security that coincides with your business’ operational goals, you can successfully work toward improving operations and workflows for your existing employees.
If you want to stay ahead of the trends and your competitors, as well as the threats that flood the Internet on a daily basis, i-medIT can help you by implementing the best security measures, including AI security. To learn more, reach out to us at 630-549-6199.