KnowBe4's AIDA Platform Combats Cybercrime with AI

KnowBe4's AIDA Platform Combats Cybercrime with AI

By Greg Tavarez

The digital landscape is a battlefield. On one side, relentless cybercriminals exploit ever-more sophisticated tactics to infiltrate systems, steal data and disrupt operations. On the other, cybersecurity professionals tirelessly develop new tools and techniques to defend against these attacks. This ongoing struggle has entered a new phase with the rise of AI.

Cybercriminals increasingly turn to AI to automate attacks, personalize social engineering tactics and circumvent traditional security measures. Malicious actors leverage AI to create deepfakes, automate phishing campaigns and develop self-learning malware that can evade detection.

This trend presents a significant challenge for organizations. Traditional security solutions, while still essential, may struggle to keep pace with the dynamic nature of AI-powered attacks.  The good news? Just as AI empowers attackers, it also holds immense potential for defenders.

This is where companies like KnowBe4 come in.

KnowBe4 tackles the human factor in cybersecurity by educating users on social engineering tactics like ransomware and CEO fraud. Their training approach is designed to be more effective than traditional methods. 

Now, the security awareness training provider announced its AI platform, Artificial Intelligence Defense Agents, or AIDA, which is designed to personalize security training and reduce human risk through AI-driven selection.

AIDA automates the selection of security awareness training and simulations, tailoring the experience to individual user needs. AIDA addresses the growing threat of AI-powered cyberattacks by providing targeted training against social engineering tactics.

KnowBe4 has been researching AI for several years, analyzing its potential for both defensive and offensive purposes in cybersecurity. This research informs AIDA's development and guides KnowBe4's broader security strategy.

"At KnowBe4, we have been using AI for nearly six years, and we are researching and enabling it in everything we do to ultimately help our customers to better protect their organizations,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “By significantly expanding the capabilities of AIDA, we are redefining success for organizations through the power of AI.”

AIDA reflects KnowBe4's commitment to innovation and offering advanced security solutions because it aims to educate employees and strengthen organizational defenses against evolving cyber threats.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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