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Debunking Myths About AI in Cybersecurity

AI has become a buzzword that often evokes a mix of awe, doubt, and even fear. Especially when it comes to cybersecurity. However, the fact is that if used effectively AI can revolutionize the way businesses like yours operate.

That’s why you must cut through the noise and separate fact from fiction if you want to leverage AI effectively. In this blog, we’ll debunk some common misconceptions about AI in cybersecurity.

Let’s dive in.

AI in Cybersecurity: Fact from Fiction

There’s a lot of misinformation surrounding AI in cybersecurity. Let’s dispel some of these common AI myths:

 

Myth: AI is the Cybersecurity Silver Bullet

Fact: AI isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for cybersecurity. While it can efficiently analyze data and detect threats, it’s not an easy fix for everything. You can use AI security solutions as part of a multi-pronged cybersecurity strategy to automate tasks and pinpoint complex threats.

 

Myth: AI Makes Your Business Invincible

Fact:  Cybercriminals are always finding new ways to exploit your IT systems, and it’s only a matter of time before they discover ways to breach AI solutions as well. AI alone can’t protect your business. Think of AI as a top-notch security system that is made better through regular vulnerability updates and staff education.

Databranch believes that investing in employee security awareness can transform your workforce into a formidable line of defense, safeguarding your business from cybercriminals and ensuring a more resilient future. Visit us here to learn more.

 

Myth: AI is a Perfect Tool and Always Knows what it’s Doing

Fact: Don’t trust all the marketing gimmicks around AI. Yes, AI security is indeed a “super cool” tool. But keep in mind that AI is still an evolving technology, and there’s much to be perfected. Some companies make loud claims about their AI security tools. An honest vendor, however, will tell you that AI is not magic. If you give it time, AI can learn and adapt on its own.

 

Myth: AI Does Everything on its Own

Fact:  AI doesn’t fly solo! While AI is great at sniffing out suspicious activities, it still requires human intervention. You can set the goals for AI, analyze what it finds and make the final call on security decisions. There are also times when AI can sound the alarm for no reason; that’s when you need the expertise of your security team to say, “False alarm!”

Databranch utilizes an Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution for M365 that has an integration into your Cloud environment where the MDR application begins collecting user, tenant and application data.

If the software detects unusual behavior within your tenant, it sends an alert to a 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) which is comprised of experts who analyze and interpret these threats in real time. An MDR employee will then review your threat detection, provide an incident report, and will deliver actionable remediations to help you resolve the issue.

Having a balance between computer automations plus employee reviews are important in cybersecurity. 

 

Myth: AI is for Big Companies with Deep Pockets

Fact:  AI security solutions are now within reach for businesses of all sizes as they are becoming more affordable and easier to use. Moreover, the availability of cloud-based AI solutions means that businesses, regardless of their size, can leverage AI without breaking the bank.

 

Empower your cybersecurity

Fortify your business with the help of AI-powered cybersecurity solutions. Don’t do it alone. Get some expert help by partnering with an experienced IT service provider like Databranch. Our IT experts can assist you in understanding your security needs, finding the perfect solutions for your business and ensuring they’re implemented effectively.

Contact us today at 716-373-4467 option 6, [email protected] or visit us here for a free consultation and learn how we can keep your business safe in the digital age.

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