Is AI Replacing Cyber Security Experts? Here’s What You Need to Know
In July 2022, an artificial-intelligence algorithm named GPT-3 sent out shock waves in the scientific world when it wrote an academic thesis on itself (complete with citations and references) under the direction of Swedish researcher Almira Osmanovic Thunström. GPT-3 was able to meet the requirements of the task and was even able to give its consent to having its scientific paper published. This revelation has caused many scientists and even laymen to ask: What can artificial intelligence not do?
The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security
This question is even more pertinent in the point to point satellite communication industry, where AI is now being used to keep malware attacks at bay and increase the safety of business communication networks. However, the rise of artificial intelligence systems in cyber security isn’t really surprising since it provides a wide range of benefits, including the following:
1. Manage users and user permissions
If you have a large company and have hundreds or even thousands of users, it can be difficult to know which users have permission to do which tasks. Fortunately, this won’t be an issue if you’re using artificial intelligence since it will identify, classify, and do inventory of the users and devices that are connected to your network. As a result, you will have total control over network permissions and ensure that each user is limited to the tasks that they’re allowed to do.
2. Detect behavioral patterns
Artificial intelligence can use machine learning to understand both current and historic network utilization. This allows the system to provide granular prioritization per user, device, and/or network and streamline your business processes, which leads to fewer deadlines missed and bigger time savings. Even better, machine learning allows AI to easily detect strange patterns of behaviors and flag suspicious actions right away.
3. Stop malicious attacks in real time
Since artificial intelligence can quickly detect anomalous behavior patterns, it can identify and detect threats in real time and prevent network intrusions. This is definitely helpful in today’s modern times considering that cybercriminals are stepping up their game and using more sophisticated tactics in delivering attacks.
Cyber Security Needs the Best of Both Worlds
The world of portable satellite communication certainly has been improved in numerous ways with the use of artificial intelligence. However, it’s worth noting that, despite many advancements, AI still cannot completely replace traditional cyber security methods and personnel. For one thing, it requires cyber security engineers to build and maintain AI systems. And, while artificial intelligence can stop threats on its own, it requires experience and training to analyze the data gathered by AI systems and transform them into policies and methods that further protect business networks.
Artificial intelligence tools and cyber security experts should work together to safeguard commercial communications satellites and other systems and create a safer landscape for individuals and businesses. Here at Isotropic Networks, this is exactly what we do through our avant-garde solutions such as Pendragon™ and other tools. Learn more about our satellite internet connection services and platforms by giving us a call!