Innovation in Education Report

The Dark and Light Side of Artificial Intelligence

AI continues to transform every industry and product it touches, and higher education is not immune to the lure and potential AI brings to the table, whether good or bad. AI-enhanced capabilities within the latest software and other technology tools remove the need for manual, more time-consuming processes or data entry, especially in IT and cybersecurity administration. Yet AI also enables Black Hats to rapidly deliver more pointed malware and phishing e-mails, for example, to an already at-risk group of targets.

esearchers announced the formation of ACTION — the AI Institute for Agent-based Cyber Threat Intelligence and Operation — led by the University of California at Santa Barbara to leverage $20 million in funding from the National Science Foundation over the next five years to understand how AI might detect and respond to cybersecurity breaches at scale.

Read the latest insights from industry thought leaders in artificial intelligence, including:

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  • Bill Harrod, Public Sector CTO at Ivanti, explains why higher ed institutions on the fence about AI-powered cybersecurity must consider what could happen if they fail to embrace the AI tsunami.
  • Christian Westervelt , Senior Manager of Technical Sales Engineering and Vishal Kadakia, Solution Systems Engineer at Veritas, explore how the fundamentals of data protection remain constant in the face of emerging AI-powered threats.
  • Jeff Stewart, Field Chief Technology Officer at SolarWinds, discusses why evolving threats powered by AI spawn advanced thinking and approaches to cybersecurity, along with new skillsets and priorities.

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