The Rise Of The Intelligent Machine In Cybersecurity


Protecting your data today means dealing with hacking attempts powered by machine learning (ML), the science of computers learning and acting like humans. These ML computer algorithms are based on an analytical model designed to collect data and adapt its processes and activities according to use and experience, getting “smarter” over time.

Hackers are also using these algorithms to automate time-consuming cyberattacks with hackbots, email phishing, and social media phishing. The U.S. intelligence community reports cybercriminals are even using stolen computing resources to eliminate the main costs of ML: central processing unit (CPU) time, graphics processing unit (GPU) time, data transfer and the electricity they all consume.     

Leading businesses already leverage ML algorithms to automate malware scanning and improve their cyber defenses. Many information technology (IT) professionals are