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The AI Paradox: Leveraging Technology to Counter AI-Powered Cyberthreats

While artificial intelligence (AI) has many benefits for businesses, it has also created new vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit to carry out complex cyberattacks that are difficult to detect and mitigate. Using AI, hackers can create convincing phishing emails that bypass spam filters. Similarly, cybercriminals can leverage AI to manipulate security systems and gain unauthorized access that causes irreparable damage to your business and your reputation.

This emerging threat landscape can be tough for businesses that do not have a dedicated IT security team equipped with the advanced tools to mitigate complex cybercrimes. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to bolster your organization’s cybersecurity. In this blog, we'll explore ways to improve your preparedness against AI-powered cyberattacks.

Security Best Practices for AI

Here are some practical tips for enhancing your organization's cybersecurity posture against emerging AI threats:

#1. Provide continuous, real-time cybersecurity training for your team

AI technology is evolving quicker than ever, and so are cyberthreats. Mix the two together without continuous cybersecurity training for your team and you’ll have a security disaster on your hands.

When a hacker targets an organization, an employee often gets blamed for clicking the wrong link or downloading an infected file. However, rather than blaming an individual, devise a strategy to ensure all your employees have the knowledge and training they need to make the right decisions.

For example, you can use real-time scenarios or simulations to help your employees identify phishing emails so they don’t fall for malicious attempts. We have our employees watch regular, ongoing security awareness training videos to educate them about persistent threats like ransomware and social engineering attacks. By making cybersecurity training an essential part of your work culture, you can have all your employees invested in organizational security.

#2. Improve security policies and enforce them

As AI-powered cyberthreats evolve, proactively improve your cybersecurity policies and enforce them through consistent communication with your team that emphasizes the importance of good cyber hygiene. Collaborate with your IT and HR teams to develop effective cybersecurity strategies and policies that keep your employees informed and alert to the latest AI-related threats. Consider sending out weekly newsletters or conducting regular training sessions to keep your team up-to-date on emerging threats and best practices.

Additionally, you can carry out regular risk assessments and implement multifactor authentication to enhance your cybersecurity. Businesses that don’t have IT teams or security resources have been able to build a strong IT security stance with the help of a trusted IT service provider.

#3. Partner with an IT service provider

An experienced IT service provider will have the inside scoop on all the latest developments in AI and can help you build a formidable cybersecurity plan that protects your business from AI-related threats. Since an IT service provider has the advanced resources and tools to combat threats, you can focus on crucial business decisions without having to worry about managing your IT security.

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Jason Bachman

Written by Jason Bachman

As the leader of the IT Services team, Jason has over 15 years of experience in managing small, mid-size, and enterprise networks, voice communications systems, and cloud services.