The common connotation of AI related to cybersecurity relates to technology infrastructure; however, such systems underpin a wide variety of applications to enhance cyber defenses more generally. Physical security, for example, is important as potential intruders can use in-person ways to gain access to corporate networks. This is particularly important to some sectors—such as real estate—in light of the rise of smart cities that rely on technologies such as facial recognition and various sensors.
Pillsbury has published a new research report that seeks to illuminate the important role artificial intelligence stands to play in defending against cyberattacks and data leaks. Titled “Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity: Balancing Innovation, Execution and Risk” and written by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the 22-page report uses extensive research and expert interviews to examine how AI can help strengthen cybersecurity, how the growing need for data to train AI systems is intensifying concerns around privacy, and how companies can anticipate risk.