Just a few decades ago cybercrimes were the work of amateurs – and hackers were purely motivated by enjoyment. In fact, the most notorious cybercrimes in the 1980s were executed by a group of teenage boys known as the 414s. After breaking into more than a dozen high-profile systems, including those at Los Alamos National Laboratory, they were only charged with two years of probation.
Fast-forward to 2018 times have changed dramatically. Cyber- crime has evolved beyond benign teenage mischief, and is now linked to organized crime, human trafficking, terrorist cells, and nation-states. Moreover, it has expanded into a highly-profitable enterprise where hackers generate more revenue and have the means to innovate faster than the defenders. As a result, they’re leading a new dawn of cyberattacks with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) at the center of their arsenals.
To keep up, fighting fire with fire is the best defense. Businesses of all sizes must bring equally effective and intelligent security tools to the party. Fortunately, there are resources for tackling this constantly-evolving cyber war. Today, there are a variety of solutions that harness the power of AI and ML and protect businesses against today’s growing and advanced cyber threats.