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### Enhancing Artificial Intelligence: Cyber Defenders and Attackers in a Race

As AI technology advances, cyber defenders are spending more on the technology to defend against ma…

In contrast to enabling the creation of functional tools that may work sporadically, “cyber defense systems” require extensive development time. The impact of achieving a mere 1% success rate across 1,000, 10,000, or 100,000 objectives is straightforward to calculate. However, a 1% success rate offers minimal value to defenders. Ideally, defenders seek solutions reminiscent of those from the reputable 1990s era, which have been commercialized and presented to clients in a credible manner, necessitating significant time investment. Some experts argue that security professionals have long grappled with an inherent asymmetry in benefits, acknowledging the coexistence of successes and failures in the security domain. Andrea Hervier, head of partnerships at CrowdSec, shared insights with CSO, emphasizing the dual nature of AI’s impact on cybersecurity. While AI presents opportunities for automation and expedited task completion, it also introduces risks if exploited by cybercriminals. Despite the current asymmetry in AI capabilities, Fayyaz Makhani, global security architect at Viking Cloud, reassures defenders that there is no cause for alarm. Makhani notes the evolution of AI over the years, underscoring its growing significance and potential implications. He advocates for viewing AI as a supportive tool that can enhance security measures, regardless of its positive or negative aspects. Embracing synthetic intelligence in various capacities is deemed feasible for all users.

Emerging Artificial Threats in Cybersecurity

The emergence of synthetic content generation poses a significant challenge for defenders, particularly as the landscape of AI-driven threats evolves unpredictably. Morgan highlights the potential for threat actors to fabricate convincing content at scale, raising concerns about the authenticity of online information. In scenarios involving national-level incidents, malicious entities from one nation-state may deploy sophisticated tactics, such as creating multiple fake accounts to establish a deceptive online presence.

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