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June 28, 2023
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Organizations benefit from focusing on the core principles of cybersecurity.  

Most cybercriminals concentrate on executing attacks that rely on well-established techniques, as they prefer to minimize the time invested in achieving their objectives. These attacks, like phishing, involve the theft of credentials, which are then utilized to initiate various malicious activities. The act of infiltrating a workflow by leveraging stolen credentials to redirect invoice payments from legitimate accounts to their own is a much simpler and more lucrative approach for cybercriminals. 

Emerging AI: Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are on the rise  

The frequency and complexity of cyberattacks are expected to rise as cybercriminals utilize generative AI platforms, like ChatGPT, to craft messages that appear genuine and authentic. This amplifies the ease of deploying BEC attacks for individuals who do not speak the native language of their targets. 

A report predicts the global BEC market’s worth will reach $2.8 billion by 2027, a 19 percent increase from 2022. The report attributes much of this growth to the emergence of intelligent email protection systems infused with artificial intelligence (AI). To effectively combat such attacks, it becomes necessary to rely on AI-powered technologies to identify malicious activities.  

Take advantage of the transition 

As that transition occurs, many organizations are naturally going to turn to trusted providers for help. Organizations lacking familiarity with the application of AI in cybersecurity will actively seek guidance. A larger percentage of those organizations are going to determine that it makes more economic sense to have someone else manage the platforms required to thwart these attacks on their behalf. 

Trusted partners will need to allocate additional time and resources to develop AI expertise. They must possess sufficient knowledge to articulate how AI functions. Ultimately, organizations are unlikely to rely on a technology they do not comprehend. Trusted providers that have established trust with their clients will be tasked with validating AI technologies. Trusted providers that gained the trust of customers are going to be asked to validate AI technologies that many customers will view with suspicion until they eventually become comfortable with the concepts. 

There will be a lot of concern about which roles and functions might be eliminated by AI, but it’s not likely humans will be taken out of the cybersecurity loop any time soon. Instead, cybersecurity will only get better and becomes less tedious to provide. Contact us at Access Tech where we can help you on your cybersecurity journey. We’ll make cybersecurity and AI easy! 

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