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AI platform detects 85 percent of cyberattacks

John L. Galt

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Today's cybersecurity professionals face daunting tasks: protecting enterprise networks from threats as best they can, damage limitation when data breaches occur, cyberforensics and documenting the evolution and spread of digital attacks and malware across the world.

It can be a challenge in an industry where many companies find themselves short-staffed and unable to find enough trained staff to maintain their ground against state-sponsored hackers which are tasked with stealing financial data, sensitive corporate intellectual property or spying upon unsuspecting victims.

Protecting infrastructure and people often is down to two sectors: man or machine. In today's current climate, there is a vast array of digital tools available to security professionals to streamline their tasks, but the bulk of the burden falls on human shoulders.

Could a new artificial intelligence platform change this? MIT researchers believe so.

On Monday, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) said that while many "analyst-driven solutions" rely on rules created by human experts and therefore may miss attacks which do not match established patterns, a new artificial intelligence platform changes the rules of the game.

The platform, AI Squared (AI2), is able to detect 85 percent of attacks -- roughly three times better than current benchmarks -- and also reduces the number of false positives by a factor of five, according to MIT.


Read more at http://www.zdnet.com/article/mit-reveals-ai-platform-which-detects-85-percent-of-cyberattacks/

To me this is game changing.  Anyone else care to chime in?

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