AI Is Fundamental to Future of SME Cybersecurity

Infosecurity Magazine | June 03, 2019

Research shows that small and medium enterprises (SMEs), while confident that artificial intelligence (AI) will be vital to the future of cybersecurity, do not feel certain about whether their investment in cybersecurity is worth the cost. The report by AI cybersecurity company Senseon, The State of Cybersecurity, found that 81% of SMEs believe that AI will be able to improve the security posture of their organizations. A further 76% believing the technology will improve their day-to-day working lives. Even though SMEs believe AI will positively affect their business, uptake of AI solutions within SMEs has been slow, with a 4% adoption rate. According to the report, aside from the cost (52%), results show that marketing hype is a barrier to adoption of AI (24%) and a lack of knowledge of AI (36%). The report also looked at other barriers to implementing cybersecurity, finding that over half (53%) of SMEs feel an increased budget would help them deal with cybersecurity workload. Further, security professionals are uncertain whether they will see return on investment on their current solutions; 49% believe the business will see an overall net loss due to cybersecurity investment.

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If malware infections and data breaches are inevitable, then why should organizations even try to be proactive? Isn't a reactive stance more appropriate? Not so, says Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes.

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If malware infections and data breaches are inevitable, then why should organizations even try to be proactive? Isn't a reactive stance more appropriate? Not so, says Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes.

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