Information Security Forum Examines the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Latest Research

Organizations Need to Reduce Risks Posed by AI and Make the Most of the Opportunities it Offers
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NEW YORK - Oct. 10, 2019 - PRLog -- According to the Information Security Forum (ISF), Artificial Intelligence (AI) inspires intrigue, fear and confusion in equal measures. To thrive in the new era, organizations need to reduce the risks posed by AI and make the most of the opportunities it offers.

ISF research has found that AI already poses risks to information assets, as well as the potential to significantly improve cyber defenses. In an effort to support global organizations, the ISF has released Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in Information Security, the organizations latest digest which helps security professionals to remove the confusion, demystifying AI in information security. The report allows business and security leaders to better understand what AI is, identify the information risks posed by AI and how to mitigate them, and explore opportunities around using AI in defense.

"AI is creating a new frontier in information security. Systems that independently learn, reason and act will increasingly replicate human behavior – and like humans they will be flawed, but also capable of achieving great things," said Steve Durbin, Managing Director, ISF. "However, it can also be used for good and should become a key part of every organization's defensive arsenal. Business and information security leaders alike must understand both the risks and opportunities before embracing technologies that will soon become a critically important part of everyday business."

No matter the function for which an organization uses AI, such systems, and the information that supports them, have inherent vulnerabilities and are at risk from both accidental and adversarial threats. Compromised AI systems make poor decisions and produce unexpected outcomes. Simultaneously, organizations are beginning to face sophisticated AI-enabled attacks – which have the potential to compromise information and cause severe business impact at a greater speed and scale than ever before.  Taking steps both to secure internal AI systems and defend against external AI-enabled threats will become vitally important in reducing information risk. Organizations must be ready to adapt their defenses in order to cope with the scale and sophistication of AI-enabled cyber attacks

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in Information Security is available to ISF Member companies via the ISF website (

About the Information Security Forum

Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit association of leading organizations from around the world. The ISF is dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management and developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of its Members.

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