SYNTHESIZING AI'S IMPACT ON CYBERSECURITY IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

Authors

  • Philip Olaseni Shoetan Independent Researcher, Lithuania
  • Olukunle Oladipupo Amoo Department of Cybersecurity, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  • Enyinaya Stefano Okafor Independent Researcher, Phoenix Arizona, USA
  • Oluwabukunmi Latifat Olorunfemi Independent Researcher, Chester, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/csitrj.v5i3.908

Abstract

As the telecommunications sector increasingly relies on interconnected digital infrastructure, the proliferation of cyber threats poses significant challenges to security and operational integrity. This review presents a conceptual framework for understanding and harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in fortifying cybersecurity within the telecommunications industry.  The framework integrates the transformative capabilities of AI with the unique demands of cybersecurity in telecommunications, aiming to enhance threat detection, mitigation, and response strategies. It encompasses a multidimensional approach that encompasses both technical and organizational facets, recognizing the interconnectedness of technology, human factors, and regulatory environments. Firstly, the framework delves into the application of AI in bolstering proactive threat intelligence gathering and analysis. Through advanced algorithms and machine learning techniques, AI empowers telecom operators to identify anomalous patterns, predict potential vulnerabilities, and pre-emptively adapt defensive measures. Secondly, it explores AI-driven solutions for dynamic risk assessment and adaptive cybersecurity protocols. By leveraging real-time data analytics and automated decision-making, telecom networks can swiftly adapt to evolving threats and ensure continuous protection against intrusions or breaches. Furthermore, the framework emphasizes the role of AI in augmenting human capabilities through intelligent automation and cognitive assistance. By offloading routine tasks and providing context-aware insights, AI enables cybersecurity professionals to focus on strategic initiatives and complex threat scenarios. Lastly, the framework addresses the imperative of ethical considerations, accountability, and transparency in deploying AI for cybersecurity in telecommunications. It advocates for responsible AI governance frameworks that prioritize privacy, fairness, and bias mitigation while fostering collaboration across industry stakeholders. In summary, this conceptual framework provides a roadmap for harnessing AI's transformative potential to fortify cybersecurity resilience in telecommunications, thereby safeguarding critical infrastructure and ensuring the integrity of global communication networks.

Keywords: AI, Cybersecurity, Telecommunication, Framework, Conceptual, Impact, Review.

Published

2024-03-18

How to Cite

Philip Olaseni Shoetan, Olukunle Oladipupo Amoo, Enyinaya Stefano Okafor, & Oluwabukunmi Latifat Olorunfemi. (2024). SYNTHESIZING AI’S IMPACT ON CYBERSECURITY IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK. Computer Science & IT Research Journal, 5(3), 594-605. https://doi.org/10.51594/csitrj.v5i3.908

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