Cyber ​​professionals alarmed by attackers’ growing use of AI


IT security decision-makers are concerned about the use of AI by cybercriminals, particularly as it relates to deepfakes, and many believe AI is increasing the number of cybersecurity attacks.

This is according to the results of a recent survey of 205 cybersecurity professionals conducted by Integrity360. The results revealed that 68% of respondents expressed concerns that cybercriminals are using deepfakes to target their organizations.

Brian Martin, head of product development, innovation and strategy at Integrity360, said: “The use of AI for cyberattacks already poses a threat to businesses, but recognizing the future potential and The impact this can have is just the beginning.

He added: “Businesses need to be prepared on how to defend against this and discern what is real and what is not, to avoid falling victim to an attack. »

At the same time, a significant majority (58%) believe that AI increases the number of cyberattacks.

Integrity360 found that most respondents understood the impact AI would have on cybersecurity; However, the survey suggests that CIOs appear to have the least understanding of the impact of AI on cybersecurity.

Additionally, 61% of respondents expressed apprehension about the rise of AI.

AI in Cybersecurity: A Force for Good

While cybercriminals use AI to commit cyberattacks, defenders can also leverage AI to improve their security operations.

Most Integrity360 survey respondents (73%) agree that AI is becoming an increasingly important tool for security operations and incident response. Additionally, 71% of respondents agreed that AI improves the speed and accuracy of incident response.

“As AI technologies continue to evolve, their integration into cybersecurity will follow. Organizations must remain proactive in adopting AI while addressing the challenges it presents, ensuring their cybersecurity defenses keep pace,” Martin added.

Earlier, Integrity360 reported that data theft has surpassed ransomware as the main concern of IT decision-makers.

The company also recently opened a new Security Operations Center (SOC) at its Dublin site following an €8 million investment.

Leave a comment