CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE AGE OF AI: THEORETICAL APPROACHES AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

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  • Babajide Tolulope Familoni Today's Solutions, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/csitrj.v5i3.930

Abstract

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies introduces both promising advancements and daunting challenges. This paper explores the theoretical underpinnings and practical implications of addressing cybersecurity challenges in the age of AI. With the integration of AI into various facets of digital infrastructure, including threat detection, authentication, and response mechanisms, cyber threats have become increasingly sophisticated and difficult to mitigate. Theoretical approaches delve into understanding the intricate interplay between AI algorithms, human behavior, and adversarial tactics, elucidating the underlying mechanisms of cyber attacks and defense strategies. However, this complexity also engenders novel vulnerabilities, as AI-driven attacks leverage machine learning algorithms to evade traditional security measures, posing formidable challenges to organizations across sectors. As such, practical solutions necessitate a multifaceted approach, encompassing robust threat intelligence, adaptive defense mechanisms, and ethical considerations to safeguard against AI-driven cyber threats effectively. Leveraging AI for cybersecurity defense holds promise in enhancing detection capabilities, automating response actions, and augmenting human analysts' capabilities. Yet, inherent limitations, such as algorithmic biases, data privacy concerns, and the potential for AI-enabled attacks, underscore the need for a comprehensive risk management framework. Regulatory frameworks and industry standards play a crucial role in shaping the development and deployment of AI-powered cybersecurity solutions, ensuring accountability, transparency, and compliance with ethical principles. Moreover, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and investing in cybersecurity education and training are vital for cultivating a skilled workforce equipped to navigate the evolving threat landscape. By integrating theoretical insights with practical strategies, this paper elucidates key challenges and opportunities in securing AI-driven systems, offering insights for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners alike.

Keywords: Cybersecurity; Artificial Intelligence; Threat Detection; Defense Strategies; Ethical Considerations; Regulatory Frameworks.

Published

2024-03-22

How to Cite

Babajide Tolulope Familoni. (2024). CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE AGE OF AI: THEORETICAL APPROACHES AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS. Computer Science & IT Research Journal, 5(3), 703-724. https://doi.org/10.51594/csitrj.v5i3.930

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