Episode 17: AI and Chatbots in Cyberattacks
The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) has introduced a new set of challenges to the field of cybersecurity. While AI offers immense potential for enhancing security measures, it also presents unprecedented risks and complexities. One of the primary concerns is the use of AI by malicious actors to develop sophisticated attack techniques, such as AI-powered malware and intelligent chatbots that can mimic human behavior. These AI-driven attacks have the potential to bypass traditional security defenses, exploit vulnerabilities at an unprecedented scale and speed, and even autonomously adapt and evolve to evade detection.
In this episode of onSecurity, we delve into the emerging threats posed by artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots in cybersecurity, exploring how these technologies are being leveraged and the necessary adaptations cybersecurity professionals must make to safeguard our digital landscape. James Moore, Director of Online Learning at DePaul University, joins us to discuss the alarming ways in which AI and chatbots are being weaponized by adversaries, the increased sophistication of these attacks, their potential impact on industries, and the challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals in countering them.