03 Nov Securing the Future: A Whitepaper on Cybersecurity in an AI-Driven World – Report Findings
The Cyber Security Council and CPX Holding, a leading provider of digital-first cybersecurity solutions and services, today jointly launched a new report titled “Securing the Future: A Whitepaper on Cybersecurity in an AI-Driven World”.
The report examined the intricate dynamics of AI-driven cyber threats and the vulnerabilities associated with AI systems. The report went on to present strategies to bolster resilience while mitigating risks. With AI models like ChatGPT gaining immense popularity, the technology’s influence continues to expand across industries, making a robust cybersecurity strategy indispensable and essential for business growth and longevity.
The report found that if entities fail to establish policies and appropriate measures around AI and cybersecurity, the development of malicious AI could outpace their ability to counter it, leading to a myriad of consequences, including financial losses, reputational damage, and even threats to public safety.
The whitepaper also highlighted the need for more skilled cybersecurity talent, especially in AI, and called for closer collaboration between public and private sector stakeholders to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity benchmarks.
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity for the UAE Government, said: “We are excited to contribute to the dialogue surrounding AI and cybersecurity. This whitepaper is a crucial step toward securing our digital economy while also harnessing AI’s transformative power, both of which are top priorities for the UAE. The Cybersecurity Council invites all stakeholders to engage with this whitepaper, exploring the insights and recommendations it offers.”
The report further suggests key best practices to mitigate cyber risks, which include:
- Strong authentication and access control – Limiting access to AI systems and data while ensuring stringent multi-factor authentication is critical
- Regular security audits and updates – Regular monitoring of AI systems for vulnerabilities, risks, and threats must be in place
- AI security and awareness training – Continual learning is required for all employees, from data scientists to business leaders, to do their part in effectively countering AI-powered threats
- Collaboration between AI developers, researchers, and security experts – A multi-disciplinary approach is required for the most comprehensive and effective solutions
- UAE collective effort – Promoting national initiatives such as Cyber Pulse to promote a more cyber-aware culture on both an individual and institutional level