Is artificial intelligence the answer to the cyber security skills gap?

There is no hiding the fact that we are amid a cyber security crisis. Cyber criminals are evolving their play, new threats are in the making, and cyber security skills are not keeping up with the demand.

 

Recent estimates suggest that by 2021, more than 3.5 million cyber security positions will be vacant, as demand for security skills continue to expand. A field day for cyber criminals as they continue to take advantage of organisations that have little ability to prevent, detect or respond.

 

But what if the solution lies in ‘technology’? Technology, such as artificial intelligence has shown much potential across other industries, in its ability to predict and automate. I believe that AI brings a lot to the cyber security table. The use of biometric logins, the detection of unidentified threats, the ability to learn data etc.

 

Whilst I understand that there is still much to learn when it comes to the operations and logistics of AI in cyber security if it fills the 3.5m talent hole just a little by 2021, what do we have to lose?

 

Ajay Unni

Ajay Unni is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stickman. Ajay specialises in helping customers manage the growing threat of data breaches and compliance with globally accepted industry standards for data security and compliance. More articles by Ajay Unni

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