Survey finds 96% of execs are considering adopting ‘offensive AI’ against cyberattacks

VentureBeat

Kyle Wiggers

“Offensive AI” will enable cybercriminals to direct attacks against enterprises while flying under the radar of conventional, rules-based detection tools. That’s according to a new survey published by MIT Technology Review Insights and Darktrace, which found that more than half of business leaders believe security strategies based on human-led responses are failing.

The MIT and Darktrace report surveyed more than 300 C-level executives, directors, and managers worldwide to understand how they perceive the cyberthreats they’re up against. A high percentage of respondents (55%) said traditional security solutions can’t anticipate new AI-driven attacks, while 96% said they’re adopting “defensive AI” to remedy this. Here, “defensive AI” refers to self-learning algorithms that understand normal user, device, and system patterns in an organization...

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