As enterprises increasingly benefit from the productivity and efficiencies that machine learning and artificial intelligence bring, cyber-criminals are leveraging new technological innovations to escalate their attacks.
Hackers are customizing their attacks with advanced analytics, and are using intelligent malware that learns and autonomously change tactic as it spreads, taking the optimal path to accomplish its mission. With AI, attacks will no longer take months to successfully complete but days – giving criminals highest returns on their investment.
Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of autonomous response technology. Theorizing the future of cyber-attacks, their report ‘AI-Augmented Attacks and the Battle of the Algorithm’ documents the entire attack lifecycle, and looks at how each stage could implement elements of the AI ‘toolkit’ to improve the process.
Deploying advanced cyber AI to learn what normal looks like for an organization’s entire digital environment, is the only way for the most subtle signals of attack to be spotted – and for organizations to fight back against threats as and when they emerge.
The reality is that AI-driven cyber-attacks are not years away, but will be happening in the near future – and we’re seeing the early signs today.
Only AI can fight AI and emerge victorious. The time to pit machine against machine is here.
Discover more by downloading Darktrace’s report ‘AI-Augmented Attacks and the Battle of the Algorithm’ – and find out what the future of cyber-attacks will look like.