Cybercriminals have increasingly turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance their offensive and defensive capabilities in the ever-expanding digital landscape. On the offensive front, AI technologies empower cybercriminals with the ability to conduct more sophisticated and targeted attacks. Machine learning algorithms can analyze vast datasets to identify vulnerabilities in software systems, enabling the creation of highly effective malware and phishing campaigns. AI-driven tools from GANs to AI Powered malware which can mimic human behavior, allowing for more convincing social engineering attacks that exploit human vulnerabilities, making it harder for individuals to discern between genuine and malicious communications.As cybercriminals continue to harness AI, the cybersecurity community faces an ongoing challenge to innovate and develop countermeasures that can effectively detect, prevent, and mitigate AI-driven attacks. This presentation will outline the novel challenges faced and propose some defences for cybersecurity professionals.

Speaker: Anthony Caldwell

Published in: International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 13-15 November 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/ICITST.2023.0001
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-63-1
  • Conference Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK