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What Cybersecurity Pros Really Think About Artificial Intelligence

While there's a ton of unbounded optimism from vendor marketing and consultant types, practitioners are still reserving a lot of judgment.
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But Does Cybersecurity Trust AI Results?
Even as the AI-powered cybersecurity freight train barrels forward, many security professionals believe that human intelligence will still offer the best results on a case-by-case basis. A recent study conducted by White Hat Security at last month's RSA Conference showed that 60% of security professionals are still more confident in cyberthreat findings verified by humans over those generated by AI. Around a third of respondents said intuition is the most important human element fueling human analysis, 21% said creativity is the human advantage, and 20% said previous human experience and frame-of-reference are what make people crucial to the security operational process.
Image Source: 'The AI and Human Element Security Sentiment Study,' White Hat Security

But Does Cybersecurity Trust AI Results?

Even as the AI-powered cybersecurity freight train barrels forward, many security professionals believe that human intelligence will still offer the best results on a case-by-case basis. A recent study conducted by White Hat Security at last month's RSA Conference showed that 60% of security professionals are still more confident in cyberthreat findings verified by humans over those generated by AI. Around a third of respondents said intuition is the most important human element fueling human analysis, 21% said creativity is the human advantage, and 20% said previous human experience and frame-of-reference are what make people crucial to the security operational process.

Image Source: "The AI and Human Element Security Sentiment Study," White Hat Security

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4/18/2020 | 5:20:24 PM
AI sweetspot: lots of date
Remember that AI thrives on large datasets against which the AI can be trained - or can self-organize - to detect patterns and draw correct inferences. This implies that the most natural fit for AI in cybersecurity is in perimeter defense - WAFs, NGWAFs, IDSs, etc - which are constantly bombarded with traffic from both the 'good guys' and the 'bad guys'. Using AI to help distinguish which is which - and to present humans with business decision assistance - is probably the lowest hanging fruit for AI in our business.
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4/15/2020 | 10:22:02 AM
AI needs network and detailed end point dat
AI will always work if given the raw network and endpoint data that the process needs.  Without data, AI can not work.

99% of organizations have no idea of what's on their network, that includes users, endpoints, software and hardware and end point behavior.

what do you expect AI to analyze, you might as well use a crystal ball.  That works without data and your results will be better.

Walt

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