Brits fear AI machines will hack internet connected devices

New research from IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s number one enterprise IT event, has found 60% of Brits are worried about AI machines hacking their internet connected devices.

The research found that 26% of respondents believe cybercriminals aren’t capable of using AI, listing reasons for incapability as being too expensive and too complicated to use.

When it comes to fending off cyber attacks, just 28% of the UK public believe organisations are more secure if they use AI.

Cybersecurity capabilities

By contrast, 34% believe using AI for cybersecurity will make no difference and organisations will be hacked regardless of if they are using AI or not.

However, the potential for AI isn’t lost on everyone. 15% stated they would trust an organisation more if they knew it was using AI as part of their cybersecurity.

“By incorporating AI into cybersecurity, it can enable security teams to vastly improve the rate of anomaly detection and the accuracy of that detection,” commented Andy Steed, Director of Content for IP EXPO Europe.

“Unsurprisingly, this means digital security products which include AI are an increasingly popular option for both public and private sector organisations looking to improve their cybersecurity capabilities.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger

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