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Top 9 ways how AI makes the internet safer
26 Feb 2023

Artificial intelligence applications and popularity have increased in the past few years. Today we have artificial intelligence involved in almost every aspect of life. Everything from healthcare to education and even cybersecurity significantly benefit from artificial intelligence.

Top ways how AI makes the internet safer

Here are the top 9 ways how AI makes the internet much safer.

1.      AI keeps learning with time and becomes better.

AI is smart already, and what makes it even better is that it learns with time. AI, when implemented, is based on machine learning and deep learning techniques. So, it uses the habits of your business network.

As AI learns about entities on your network, it easily detects whenever there is an outlier present on the network. Thus, the network and data can be secured before users exploit anything.

2.      AI improves threat detection and response time.

If not detected at the right time, a threat can do huge damage to a business. So, detecting any bad actor on the network before it is too late is essential. While that is not possible manually, AI can do that very efficiently.

AI keeps on checking the whole system for any security threats, and whenever it finds a potential threat, it saves the system from any irreversible damage that your system may face.              

3.      It easily identifies dangers that are unknown to us.

As the network grows, humans become technically unable to keep track of every instance and person on the network. It increases the potential dangers for that network because an unknown user can easily pass through security monitored by humans. Things are much different when AI is implemented for cybersecurity, as it can easily detect complex social engineering attacks.

4.      One AI model can process huge datasets with capable hardware.

One of the best ways AI improves internet security is by processing huge amounts of data in less time. Any business with many customers manages huge datasets, and a single vulnerability can cause huge damage to the business and its customers.

With AI, the risk detection process gets automated, which makes monitoring risks over the network very easy. However, AI also requires more capable hardware at the backend to bring better processing power.

5.      Vulnerability management is much better with AI.

Every online system can have multiple vulnerabilities, and for better safety, detecting and managing those at the right time is necessary. That is the only way to stop any risks. Artificial intelligence is capable of examining the whole system faster than expert humans. Thus, it quickly finds security weaknesses in your system, making your experts aware of which aspect of the network to work on.

6.      AI can be applied for authentication purposes.

Authentication saves the internet from a lot of attacks and threats. When websites manage a user's sensitive data, authentication ensures that only authenticated person access that data. So, adding Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) based on AI improves security. The security can be further improved by using CAPTCHA, which collects data and analyzes whether the request is coming from a human-operated computer.

7.      We can implement AI to reduce duplicative processes.

The basic security measures for cybersecurity experts are the same, and they can get boring. So, AI can take care of those duplicative processes while the expert can have time to explore the network and find or resolve unique and new security threats.

8.      AI helps improve online security by mimicking certain hacking attempts.

Although hackers keep developing the latest methods to attack websites, you can use AI to mimic them. AI not only mimics the most powerful hacking attacks but can also design new ways. When you attack the system, it becomes easier to track the weak spots of the network, and by strengthening them, the internet security improves.

9.      AI brings better resource allocation information for risk protection.

When a network is under attack, some hardware becomes unresponsive, so businesses must move their whole system to other hardware. With AI implemented, cybersecurity experts can get better insights from the analysis that help configure the system and relocate it to safer hardware to control processes.

Final Words

The internet has multiple benefits, but when it comes to the downsides, one of the biggest downsides is its security issues. However, utilizing AI for cybersecurity applications makes things much better. With all the benefits discussed above, AI can convert any online system more efficiently to protect the data and network.

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