Imagine that your business has a strong, locked door and a fully functional security system. Now, imagine that every waking moment of every day, someone is sitting outside that door picking the locks, snipping the wires on the alarm, and trying every possible combination on your system’s keypad. If these methods fail, perhaps the criminal might disguise himself or herself as an employee or just wait for someone to open the door to slip inside unnoticed. Imagine that this goes on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It sounds like a ridiculous situation in the real world, but it’s exactly what could be happening right now to your IT infrastructure.
Cybercriminals will stop at nothing to snatch highly sensitive information from your servers, especially financial data. Although you likely take steps to protect yourself and your business, any cracks in your armor might be enough for someone else to take advantage. These cracks can include weak passwords, misconfigured systems and untrained employees who may be duped into giving away their credentials. It doesn’t matter how they gain access to your digital vaults — once they do, hackers will take whatever they want and leave you in a state of disarray.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Stand Guard
Although the threat of cybercrime is always lurking, there is a way you can gain around-the-clock protection that can adapt and adjust without faltering. Incorporating security solutions that utilize artificial intelligence could put you in a much better position to safeguard your most valuable information.
For instance, AI algorithms can identify potential phishing emails and remove them before they reach an employee’s inbox. These programs can also test your systems regularly to find any weak spots and alert you before some malicious actor discovers them. AI-enabled solutions can also encrypt data while it’s being accessed, to help keep prying eyes away from it.
Even though you can’t see it, your data is under almost constant threat of being stolen. Having an always-on solution to keep watch over your assets is the best way to prevent becoming a victim. To learn more about how artificial intelligence can help keep you safe, take a look at the accompanying resource.
Infographic created by Donnelley Financial Solutions