How Deep Learning Technologies Can Help Combat Cyberattacks

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Deep learning is performed through Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), which are designed to mimic the functionality and connections of neurons seen in the human brain.

FREMONT, CA: Almost every business is undergoing a revolution due to artificial intelligence (AI). Deep Learning (DL), an AL methodology, is propelling the high-tech industry forward with an almost infinite index of applications ranging from object recognition for autonomous vehicle systems to potentially saving lives by assisting doctors in more accurately detecting and diagnosing cancer.

The most prevalent risks and cyberattacks that cybersecurity teams encounter are listed below; now, it's time to discuss how deep learning technologies might help.

Combating Malware

Traditionally used malware detection methods, such as standard firewalls, rely on a signature-based detection approach. The company maintains a database of known risks, which it often updates to include newly discovered dangers. While this method is effective against primary threats, it suffers against more sophisticated adversaries.

Deep learning algorithms can detect more sophisticated threats since they are not dependent on memory for known signatures or attack patterns. Rather than that, they become acquainted with the system and can identify unusual activity that may signal the presence of malicious actors or malware.

Spam and Penetration Testing Detection

Natural Language Processing (NLP), a sort of deep learning, can assist you in detecting and responding to spam and other forms of social engineering. Natural language processing (NLP) learns typical modes of communication and language patterns and uses various statistical models to detect and filter spam.

Systems for Detection and Prevention of Intrusions (IDS/IPS)

These systems monitor network activity for malicious activity, prevent attackers from gaining access to the systems, and inform the user. Well-known signatures and generic attack types typically identify them. This is advantageous in the face of dangers such as data breaches.

Historically, this work was carried out by machine learning algorithms. However, these algorithms resulted in many false positives, resulting in tedious work for security teams and unneeded tiredness.

Deep learning, convolutional neural networks, and recurrent neural networks (RNNs) can create more inventive ID/IP systems by analyzing traffic more precisely, reducing false alarms, and supporting security teams in distinguishing between malicious and benign network activity.

Among the most notable options are Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW), Web Application Firewalls (WAF), and User Entity and Behavior Analytics (UEBA) (UEBA).

Analyzes of Network Traffic

Intensive education ANNs are shown promising results when it comes to evaluating HTTPS network data for malicious activity. This is highly beneficial for dealing with numerous cyber dangers such as SQL injections and denial-of-service assaults.

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