Cyber criminals can be extremely difficult to detect, but there’s one growing source of security that might be able to fight back: machine learning. Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that gives computers the ability to learn without being programmed—the computer’s programs can then change when they encounter new data and search through that data to look for patterns. This ability could be invaluable when it comes to identifying and exposing cyber criminals.

From Forbes:

“Online criminals want to remain hidden—if they’re discovered, it’s game over. They invest significant resources into hiding their presence, but it’s impossible for them to hide completely. There aer always tell-tale network and usage patterns. But those patterns are constantly changing and obscured within massive quantities of genuine user interactions.

Discovering those patterns is like looking for a needle in the world’s biggest haystack, and you have no idea what that needle looks like. It’s beyond the ability of humans, but it’s within the scope of what can be achieved with machine learning, which is capable of spotting patterns without being told exactly which patterns it should look for.”

Machine learning is not the only source of protection against cyber criminals; it is simply one of many that can reduce your risk of attack. To learn about other solutions to protect your organization against harmful ransomware, contact CHI Corporation.