A recent report from the Ponemon Institute regarding how much it costs to contain a data breach sheds light on the high cost involved for organizations. The report makes it clear that combating cybercriminals requires a serious approach to cloud security.
Every organization will need to customize its approach to a cloud security strategy, but across the board for all industries, artificial intelligence (AI) can play an effective role in your strategy. AI is a type of software that enhances traditional cloud security technology.
Related to AI is machine learning, which is often described as a “subset” of AI. Machine learning utilizes various algorithms on your data, allowing it to “learn” from it. For example, your data patterns are like a fingerprint — it’s different from any other pattern. Your machine learning technology analyzes these patterns and can learn from it and make adjustments as needed.
When you utilize AI and machine learning, you can improve your processes for finding anomalies. Typically, the system is set up so that when an abnormality is discovered, an IT manager is alerted, or the system can be configured to automatically shut down a user where the abnormality is suspected of originating from.
It’s this fast response that can keep a potential threat from escalating to the point where it does damage or protects you from further damage than it has already caused. If some dangerous code has already begun to infiltrate your network, the AI and machine learning technology will respond, locking it out and preventing a data leak.
Choosing Technology That Works for You
For organizations that have brought AI and machine learning into the cloud security mix, they’ve found rather than toiling with mundane yet important tasks, their technology is working on those things and at a much more efficient rate. This gives IT teams more time to deal with other situations that can further their business goals.
While nobody is saying technology can replace humans, it definitely adds value when used in a comprehensive strategy. To get the best technology for your situation, you need someone who can assist you in weeding out the solutions that might look intriguing but ultimately won’t serve you well.
At Truth Comm, we can connect you with some of the best cloud security services on the market. Our approach is to get to know what your business does, how it operates, and what technologies we can put in place to match exactly what your system requires. Contact us, and let’s discuss our methods.