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Countering AI-Driven Cyberattacks With AI-Driven Cybersecurity

Artificial intelligence is already changing the way we interact with technology. But it can be challenging to identify where it can have the most impact operationally. Use cases for AI are broad but work best when applied to specific tasks as a force multiplier for human teams. For many organizations, one of the most impactful AI investments they make will be in cybersecurity.

Cyberattacks are among the biggest risks for a modern organization of any size. Our research has identified an 8% increase in weekly cyberattacks worldwide in the first half of 2023 alone. Their impact can range from ransom payments to cessation of services in important sectors of the economy, and even disruption to essential services, as we saw with the Colonial Pipeline breach.

Threat actors quickly adopt new technologies to exploit their targets more effectively—including and especially artificial intelligence. In 2021, when the Colonial Pipeline attack occurred, cybersecurity incidents resulted in a successful breach 18% of the time, according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Since then, the success rate has escalated to more than 30%. As threat actors use AI to make themselves more effective, it’s essential that organizations everywhere evolve in tandem not just to respond to these threats, but to prevent them.

Read the rest of the story at Fortune, here.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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