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Most decision makers expect AI and 5G to impact their cybersecurity strategy

83% of organizations believe 5G will lead to challenges in terms of cybersecurity, which implies that companies may be put at risk as a result of the new technology, a recent survey by Information Risk Management (IRM) found. Companies are concerned about 5G because vulnerabilities in the technology “appear to go beyond wireless, introducing risks around virtualized and cloud native infrastructure.”

The survey also shows that 86% of companies expect artificial intelligence (AI) to affect their cybersecurity program in the next 5 years. The most popular security applications of AI technology are network intrusion detection and prevention, fraud detection and secure user authentication. IRM warns that “AI in cybersecurity is a double-edged sword,” because while “it can provide many companies with the tools to detect fraudulent activity on bank accounts, for example,” it is also “inevitably a tool being used by cybercriminals to carry out even more sophisticated attacks.”

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