Op-Ed: How AI Can Lead the Fight Against Cyber Threats

May 20, 2024

This May 17 Washington Technology op-ed by Janet Rathod, member INSA Board of Directors and Global Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, CitiGroup, Inc. and Bishop Garrison, VP for Policy, INSA, examines how AI can serve as a force multiplier, empowering cybersecurity professionals to adapt and respond effectively in the ever changing digital security landscape.  

The cyber threat landscape has become increasingly complex, posing significant challenges for government, private companies, nonprofits, and other organizations. Malicious actors - nation-states, cybercriminals, hacktivists, and insiders - continually adapt their tactics, intensifying the risk to data, systems, and operations.

The rapid evolution of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, has further complicated the threat landscape, offering new opportunities for malicious actors to exploit vulnerabilities, automate attacks, and evade security measures with precision and scale.

While AI presents new avenues for exploitation, it also holds tremendous potential to revolutionize cybersecurity defenses. AI has played a vital role in cybersecurity for decades, and the continued adoption of new AI technology can help organizations proactively detect and respond to threats with greater speed, accuracy, and efficiency.

The Intelligence and National Security Council (INSA) has been at the forefront of the discussion on how AI can combat cyber threats, offering research, workshops and small group discussions centered on this topic. Keep reading!