Chief information security officers are increasingly turning to AI to combat the mounting scale and intensity of malware attacks, new research has revealed. Cisco’s annual survey of CISOs found that 39 per cent are reliant on automation, while 34 per cent depend on machine learning and 32 per cent rely on AI. The research revealed that one in five UK respondents observed between 250,000 and 500,000 security alerts a day last year. But the report indicates that attacks are not just becoming more prevalent; they are also increasing in sophistication and impact. Cisco found that more than half of attacks cost more than $500,000 a year. It also unearthed a threefold increase in encrypted network communication used by malware.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: New Statesman