Advanced Cognitive Systems are just on the Horizon in Cyber Security

If you’ve ever had your credit card stolen or been victim of unauthorized charges, then you’ve dealt with the pains of poor cyber security. For an individual, a data breach can be frustrating, time-consuming and sometimes costly. But the impact of a cyber security breach on the corporate sector scale, can have a devastating impact on the business.

Luckily, in most industries, companies are well aware of the threat and take good precautions to protect their customers from security breaches. Companies are finding that today, more than ever, they should be actively working on how they can better anticipate, predict and thus, prevent threats before they happen.

Companies that own large amounts of data have lots to process but little time to do so, and with advanced forms of cyber attacks, companies need help from the latest cognitive capabilities.

A company’s security approach is typically to learn from companies within their industry about the threats they face and measures they take to protect their business. However, nowadays, security teams are taking the big approach to work with big data and analytics tools, allowing them to sift through company data for security indicators.

However, the data pool is growing rapidly and continuously, making it more and more difficult to really pull insights for them to take action on. Companies need powerful analytics capabilities to really tackle the challenges of analysing ever-growing big data.

Just over the horizon, will see the emergence of advanced cognitive systems that possess almost human-like analytical qualities and abilities. They will be able to analyse unstructured data through language, comprehend complex questions and even present possible answers for analysing a question.

These advanced cognitive systems will be able to track both internal and external threats, which is important as more and more data breaches are happening because internal users are inadvertently exposing the corporate systems to threats.  These capabilities will undoubtedly open a whole new world of data analytics and insights for companies and help them to address cyber security threats and security issues.

We will soon step into a future with advanced cognitive systems that possess almost human-like analytical qualities. For example they can analyse unstructured data through language, understand complex questions and even present possible answers after analyzing the question. New cognitive security tools with such advanced capabilities will help organizations address cyber security threats and compliance issues. These tools will help security teams to make quicker and more informed decisions around security breaches at all levels – ultimately benefitting everyone.