AI (Artificial Intelligence) plays a significant role in enhancing cybersecurity efforts. It is used to detect, prevent, and respond to cyber threats more effectively. Here are some ways AI is employed in cybersecurity:

1. Threat Detection and Analysis:

(i) Anomaly Detection: AI algorithms can identify unusual patterns of behaviour in
     network traffic or system activities, helping to detect potential threats or breaches.

(ii) Signature-Based Detection: AI can recognize known malware signatures and
      patterns, which is useful for identifying known threats.

2. Malware Detection:

(i) Machine Learning for Malware Analysis: AI can be used to analyse files and
     determine if they contain malware by examining their behaviour or characteristics.

(ii) Behaviour-Based Detection: AI systems can monitor the behaviour of software or
      processes and raise alarms if they exhibit suspicious activities.

3. Intrusion Detection and Prevention:

 (i) Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS):
AI- powered NIDS can monitor network traffic
and detect suspicious activities or unauthorised
access in real- time.

 (ii) Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS):
These AI-based systems can monitor the
activities on individual devices and servers for
signs of intrusion.

4. Phishing Detection:

  (i) AI can analyse emails and websites to identify phishing attempts by recognising
       patterns or content associated with phishing attacks.

5. User and Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA):

  (i) AI analyse user and entity behaviour to identify deviations from normal patterns,
       potentially indicating insider threats or compromised accounts.

While AI offers many benefits in cybersecurity, it’s essential to remember that it’s not a silver bullet. Cybersecurity is an ongoing effort that requires a combination of technologies, policies, and user awareness. Additionally, attackers may also use AI and machine learning to develop more sophisticated attacks, leading to an ongoing cat-and-mouse game in the world of cybersecurity.

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