The rate of cyberattacks is already a fast-changing number. Now imagine the exponential rate of increase with the introduction of automation through artificial intelligence (AI). Hackers will still need to design attacks with AI. But AI has the potential to allow cyber criminals to enhance and escalate cybercrimes, like transitioning from bow and arrow to machine gun.

In addition to possibly speeding up cyber assaults, AI will also enable smarter targeting with customized attacks. And, with AI, attackers will be able to act more nimbly–quickly maneuvering to find another way to strike when meeting resistance. The implications extend across business operations, community infrastructure, personal safety, and more.

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