New-age cyber hacks will evolve on two fronts: fooling AI systems and leveraging AI to launch sophisticated attacks.
Artificial intelligence (AI) represents the next frontier in the cybersecurity arms race.
Hackers looking to evade cyber defenses see the growing accessibility of AI technology as an opportunity to create more sophisticated and successful attacks.
On the other hand, cybersecurity companies, facing a rising wave of increasingly sophisticated attacks, see AI as an opportunity to improve the scalability and effectiveness of their defense systems.
To date, cybersecurity companies lead hackers in their adoption of AI technology, with few AI-enabled attacks documented in the wild. However, the open-sourced nature of AI and the greater accessibility of high-powered computing provide hackers with new opportunities.
While nascent today, early examples of cyber attacks either employing AI or capitalizing on its weaknesses in cyber defenses highlight the magnitude of threats that corporations face on the horizon.
Below, we explore 6 AI-related cyber threats that enterprises will need to navigate in years ahead.