Join Cyber Security Consultant, CSTL-Web expert and Co-Founder of SteelCon, Neil Richardson, as he delivers an exclusive masterclass on the pros and cons of the Artificial Intelligence revolution and explores how this may affect global cyber security.



AI is altering the goalposts within cybersecurity. Quantifying vast amounts of tech data within a fraction of a second and augmenting under-funded security operations. With the recent data breach of ChatGPT, the vulnerabilities of artificial intelligence are a hot-button issue. One that reveals the analysis and improvement of cybersecurity is no longer a solely human-scale problem.

Faced with unprecedented challenges, AI-based cybersecurity tools are emerging to aid info security teams in their fight to reduce breach risks. But can AI prove a useful tool in their arsenal? Yes and no.

Yes, because machine learning and artificial intelligence can be utilized to “stay up to date with the bad guys”. Allowing you to automate the detection of threats and respond more effectively than traditionally software-based approaches might.

No, because AI fosters a lack of transparent and explainable working. Encourages overreliance on machine learning, and makes key systems increasingly vulnerable to attack. These attackers can manipulate AI data input to alter the output. Thus causing the entire system to make incorrect decisions and may lead to breaches in data of security.

The misuse of artificial intelligence can also lead to major information security risks. Including human rights violations and discrimination. Privacy violations, the malicious use of AI in cyber attacks, financial fraud, and the proliferation of misinformation.

What do you think the risks of AI outweigh the rewards? We’ll let you decide.