A recent Cisco survey found that 39% of CISOs say their organizations are reliant on automation for cybersecurity, another 34% say they are reliant on machine learning, and 32% report they are highly reliant on artificial intelligence (AI). I’m impressed by the optimism these CISOs have about AI, but good luck with that. I think it’s unlikely that AI will be used for much beyond spotting malicious behavior.
To be fair, AI definitely has a few clear advantages for cybersecurity. With malware that self-modifies like the flu virus, it would be close to impossible to develop a response strategy without using AI.