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AI in Cybersecurity: Not an Ethical Dilemma

Building trust in the digital era requires the speed and intelligence of AI.

The debate about the ethical implications of applying AI to business processes is legitimate and important. We have all experienced both the benefits and the unintended consequences of AI in our day-to-day lives. The thought of applying this powerful technology to the protection of our personal information and our corporate data should give us pause.

And yet cybersecurity is one area where there is a clear case not only for using AI but for broadening and accelerating its adoption throughout the enterprise and its Security Operations Centers* (SOCs). The obvious reason: malicious actors have no ethics. They are using AI to create and launch new attacks, and without AI-based defenses, their exploits are far more likely to be successful. This paper takes a closer look at why companies must harness AI as the first line of defense, and why the use of AI is not only ethical but morally imperative.

Some of the concerns this paper addresses are:

  • Will the implementation of AI overwhelm the security teams?
  • Will the use of AI in cybersecurity only accelerate the arms race with cybercriminals?
  • Is it ethically wrong to trust the interpretations and analysis of AI without human involvement?
  • And more…