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12/30/2019
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How AI and Cybersecurity Will Intersect in 2020

Understanding the new risks and threats posed by increased use of artificial intelligence.
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AI-Powered Malware Evasion   
Deepfakes are going to be just one way that the bad guys will leverage AI to perpetrate attacks. Security researchers are on tenterhooks waiting to discover AI-powered malware evasion techniques. Some believe 2020 will be the year they discover the first malware using AI-models to evade sandboxes. 

'Instead of using rules to determine whether the 'features' and 'processes' indicate the sample is in a sandbox, malware authors will instead use AI, effectively creating malware that can more accurately analyze its environment to determine if it is running in a sandbox, making it more effective at evasion,' predicts Saumitra Das, CTO of Blue Hexagon. 

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AI-Powered Malware Evasion

Deepfakes are going to be just one way that the bad guys will leverage AI to perpetrate attacks. Security researchers are on tenterhooks waiting to discover AI-powered malware evasion techniques. Some believe 2020 will be the year they discover the first malware using AI-models to evade sandboxes.

"Instead of using rules to determine whether the 'features' and 'processes' indicate the sample is in a sandbox, malware authors will instead use AI, effectively creating malware that can more accurately analyze its environment to determine if it is running in a sandbox, making it more effective at evasion," predicts Saumitra Das, CTO of Blue Hexagon.

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