Navigating the AI Storm: Is Your Business Prepared for Cybersecurity Challenges?

A recent study by Absolute Security highlights a staggering statistic: 92% of businesses are unprepared for AI security challenges. As AI technology proliferates, businesses struggle with outdated software and hardware, rendering them vulnerable to new threats. This gap in readiness not only poses risks to data security, but also compliance with internal and external data protection obligations.

Key Insights for Cyber Resilience

  • Hardware and Software Readiness: The rush to adopt AI technology has outpaced the ability of businesses to secure and upgrade their systems. Many organisations require a complete overhaul of their device fleets to meet the demands of AI applications.
  • Endpoint Protection Failures: Critical security tools like Endpoint Protection Platforms often fail or are absent, leaving significant security gaps. This issue is compounded by delays in critical software patching, especially in sectors like education and government, where patch times can extend to several months.
  • Strategic Cyber Resilience: Christy Wyatt, CEO of Absolute Security, emphasises that cyber resilience should extend beyond traditional cybersecurity. It involves ensuring that digital operations can withstand and recover from attacks, technical failures, and new deployments rapidly.

Moving Forward

For businesses, the key to securely harnessing the power of AI lies in investing in robust cyber resilience strategies. This involves not only the timely upgrading of hardware and patching of software, but also adopting a proactive approach to endpoint security and compliance. Businesses must also foster a culture of cybersecurity awareness and preparedness to effectively navigate the evolving landscape of AI-driven threats.

Read more about these findings and their implications for your business on Cyber Risk Leaders.