DeepLocker: How AI Can Power a Stealthy New Breed of Malware

MARC PH. STOECKLIN | August 8, 2018

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Cybersecurity is an arms race, where attackers and defenders play a constantly evolving cat-and-mouse game. Every new era of computing has served attackers with new capabilities and vulnerabilities to execute their nefarious actions.In the PC era, we witnessed malware threats emerging from viruses and worms, and the security industry responded with antivirus software. In the web era, attacks such as cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and cross-site scripting (XSS) were challenging web applications. Now, we are in the cloud, analytics, mobile and social (CAMS) era — and advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been on the top of CIOs’ and CSOs’ minds.But we are on the cusp of a new era: the artificial intelligence (AI) era. The shift to machine learning and AI is the next major progression in IT. However, cybercriminals are also studying AI to use it to their advantage — and weaponize it. How will the use of AI change cyberattacks? What are the characteristics of AI-powered attacks? And how can we defend against them?

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