AI fights cybercrime as IBM Watson learns the language of cyber security

As technology advances, we have more detailed data and analytics at our fingertips than ever before. It can potentially offer new insights for cybercrime prevention.

IBM Watson, Big Blue’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, keeps on learning with the smart platform now well versed in cyber security. The company said that for the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cyber security and has studied more than one million security documents.

Watson for Cyber Security will be integrated into IBM’s new Cognitive SOC platform, which puts cognitive technologies into the hands of security analysts, improving their ability to fill gaps in intelligence.

Accoeding to NetworkWorld, By 2020, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer a major service failure due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk, according to Gartner. If we pair all this new Internet of Things (IoT) data with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, there’s scope to turn the tide in the fight against cybercriminals.

The potential cost of a data breach is far too high to ignore. As potential attack surfaces grow, with workers using more and more devices and apps to access company data, it’s getting easier for cybercriminals. Sadly, there’s a dearth of cybersecurity talent to combat this growing threat.

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