Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common nowadays. Almost every day we hear news, that huge private companies or government organizations were hacked or attacked by cybercriminals. Unfortunately, in most cases hackers are getting information that they need without any problems. The main reason for this is that intruders have already started to use some modern custom tools that help them to bypass sophisticated corporate security. Because of that, organizations suffering from cyberattacks must start thinking about someu-to-date solutions of this problem, like, for example, bringing Artificial Intelligence in this process. In next few paragraphs, I will explain how AI can help to protect the data of companies and also will try to figure out whether it is really efficient.
So, first of all, let’s start with an AI based tool that is able to monitor, analyze machine behavior in the company’s network and soon will be able to do the same with human behavior. Its name is “Behavior- based analysis tool”. Actually, this tool works in a pretty simple way, all you need to do is just to set a “behavior norm” of machines that operates in your company network and, when some small deviations appear, AI gadget will activate an alarm. However, like every AI-based invention nowadays, it also makes some errors that lead to false alarms. Because of that, companies are forced to spend big amounts of their time observing fake situations and fixing system errors. So, it makes me I think that this tool is not really that useful nowadays since it requires so many bug fixes and adding extra features like predicting human behavior. Users are the most complicated element of the Internet nowadays and gadgets still have to learn how to deal with the “human aspect” to be able to protect huge databases efficiently. Actually, I wouldn’t say that “behavior-based tool” is completely useless as it can quickly and easily track actions performed by machines, but this is just not enough.
The second security AI-based tool that most of all are already using nowadays is what’s known as Apple “Face ID” – feature that was released with a new Iphone X. Actually, this one is a pretty useful invention, because it protects your device efficiently and allows to unblock it without spending an extra time on entering password or putting a finger on Touch ID detector. Now, let’s see how it works and what role AI plays in protecting a device from hackers. Iphone X has a specially equipped frontal camera system called “TrueDepth” that allows Face ID to analyze and remember special features of its owner’s face in different conditions. This system consists of two cameras and some sensors that work simultaneously when you try to access your mobile phone by using Face ID. So, the first and the main part of “TrueDepth” is Infrared camera that captures 30.000 dots, that were thrown by a dot projector, to create a 3D map of user’s face. When a 3D map is successfully created, a built-in AI will use it when the user will try to access the mobile phone. Moreover, it is not even necessary to take down any accessories from your face when you unlocking your device, because, according to Apple, the 3D map of your usual face will completely match your face with glasses. In my opinion, Face ID is the most effective security AI-based tool nowadays because it is so hard to get around. Usual photos and pictures won’t work anymore and to fool the system attackers will need an exact 3D mask of the user’s face or his twin brother.
In the end, I would like to say that cybersecurity is the sector that we need to develop more than others, because technology is rapidly developing and more hackers are trying to use new features to break systems and steal different kinds of information.