Is the AI Hype Putting Businesses at Risk?

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The media is awash with talk about the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in cyber security.

Next-generation vendors are increasingly bringing AI-based cyber security products to market in a big way, heralding the technologies as game-changers in the industry. With their ability to instantly detect any malware on a network and mitigate risks before they even start, the AI / ML sales pitch is certainly an attractive one for organisations to buy into.

But the truth is that the sales pitch may be misleading. And the hype could actually be putting businesses at greater risk.

In this paper, we discuss that while ML has proven to be a powerful tool in detecting malware for many years, the reality is that true AI does not yet exist.

The marketing tricks of next-gen vendors are simply making matters all the more confusing for IT decision makers who need to build robust cyber security defences at a time when the threat landscape is becoming all the more precarious. Read more here.