AI-powered IT security seems cool – until you clock miscreants wielding it too



Comment We’re hearing more about AI or machine learning being used in security, monitoring, and intrusion-detection systems. But what happens when AI turns bad?

Two interesting themes emerged from separate recent studies: the growth of artificial intelligence coupled with concerns about their potential impact on security.

A survey of 5,000 IT professionals released late last month revealed three major threats techies believe they will face over the next five years: malicious AI attacks in the form of social engineering, computer-manipulated media content, and data poisoning. Just four in 10 pro quizzed believed their organizations understood how to accurately assess the security of artificially intelligent systems.

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