How artificial intelligence can plug the security skills gap

Beyond automating tasks, experts can pick specialist skills.

The world will be short of 1.5 million cyber security experts in four years. Artificial intelligence can help reduce this shortage by automating tasks. It can analyse thousands of bugs in code and tell analysts what needs to be fixed. It can help existing security experts focus on specialising their skills. An AI security system can analyse research reports and best practices to give real-time inputs - insight that would have taken an analyst years to develop. With reasoning much like human thought, it can spot anomalies and provide evidence-based outcomes. With more data, it learns new behaviours and patterns. This helps security experts make more accurate decisions. Download the full report on artificial intelligence in security if you would like to hear from IBM Security: