Failure to adapt to the future, leaves you in the past. This can be said for many things, and according to IBM’s global head of cybersecurity intelligence, Nick Coleman, nothing is different with cybersecurity. The accomplished cybersecurity expert is advocating for more artificial intelligence and automation in cybersecurity practices. Those that don’t embrace this new technology, he warns, will soon find themselves without a job.
Coleman’s role “is to translate resilience into capabilities across the key cyber security areas of assessing threats, protecting against them, detecting intrusions, responding to incidents, and recovering.”
Coleman is using his role to look at the areas of cybersecurity that need help. He tries to find ways to embed AI advances in them. He claims that cybersecurity threats are getting more serious and that we should waste no time in attempting to find a solution to them using AI and automation.
The ins and outs of cybersecurity are always changing and adapting. This is why companies should take the initiative and automate anywhere they can, according to Coleman. Adjusting the way that companies process and hold information can all be automated, and with that can come quicker response times when identifying a breach in security.
Making improvements to something so pivotal to the success of a company, organization or government is essential to growth and success. With technology constantly adapting, I find it hard to believe that AI and automation have not been implemented sooner and more often than they have at this point. The article states that companies can oftentimes not identify a breach for up to 200 days after it has happened. That statistic alone would be enough to make me want the next best thing in cybersecurity, which, according to Coleman is artificial intelligence.
It makes sense that a sophisticated technology like AI would be able to monitor cybersecurity threats better than humans can. By working together with this technology, industry experts can strengthen their efforts against the constant threats out there.