Most criminals aren’t bold enough to attempt breaking into a property in broad daylight. However, what sunlight can’t accomplish, locks, alarms, and surveillance systems typically can. These measures may be enough to protect your physical assets, but what about those assets that exist only in the digital realm?
Cybercrime is a 24-hour a day, 365-days-a-year threat that doesn’t wait for closing time to rear its ugly head. Hackers are always scheming to break into your systems and get away with your sensitive financial data. They don’t even need to be sitting at a keyboard to do it, either — automated bots and passive email scams can do the work for them any time of the day or night.
Cybercriminals can exploit your weaknesses in several ways, whether through a tiny crack in your system’s security or by tricking an employee into unknowingly giving up his or her credentials. Protecting yourself and your clients requires a vigilant solution, one that is constantly scanning for threats and adapting in an instant to nullify them.
Fortunately, there is an answer to this dilemma. Systems enhanced with artificial intelligence can provide the protection you need to protect your business, your customers, and your reputation.
How Artificial Intelligence Enhances Your Information Security
What makes AI such a powerful protector is its ability to adapt and learn from experience. This machine learning enables it to be more vigilant against potential breaches than even people.
For example, one of the most common vectors that thieves use to crack IT security systems is phishing schemes. By sending emails that appear at first glance to be official, criminals can surreptitiously install malware onto your servers or fool employees into giving away their login information voluntarily. With AI keeping watch over your network, advanced algorithms can catch and flag these Trojan horses before they reach your staff’s inboxes.
AI’s ability to identify patterns and abnormalities also proves useful when monitoring user requests. If an attempt to access sensitive information appears to be suspicious in any way, the system can shut down or limit that individual immediately, preventing any breaches until the request can be verified as legitimate.
Even if there isn’t anything unusual going on, AI programs can work to probe your cybersecurity and find any weaknesses. This means you can be alerted to a potential flaw in your armor before a malicious actor has an opportunity to use it.
Criminals who stalk the virtual realm don’t need the cover of darkness to ply their trade. They don’t even need to be in the same time zone. Safeguarding your most valuable data means having protection that never needs to sleep, eat, or go on vacation. Software armed with artificial intelligence could be the ideal solution to this persistent problem because it never stops working to keep you safe.
To learn more about the threats you face and how these applications can deflect or defeat them, take a look at the accompanying resource. Courtesy of Donnelley Financial Solutions.