Cybersecurity is an industry worth over $100 billion. To take advantage of the growing concern of users, cybersecurity companies often present new state-of-the-art technologies to attract customers and sell their solutions, even if they aren’t so new. With artificial intelligence (AI) being one of the most popular emerging technologies, it isn’t a surprise to find solutions that claim to use machine learning, deep learning, and other AI-related technologies to automatically secure the networks and digital assets of their clients. The Next Web brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “AI won’t automate cybersecurity — but it’ll improve the solutions we already have.”

However, it is important to remember that machine learning is not a magic solution that will autonomously protect individuals and organizations against security threats. It is true that machine learning and other AI techniques will help improve the speed and quality of cybersecurity solutions, but they cannot replace basic practices that companies often neglect.

Melody K. Smith

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