In “Securing the Future: How AI is Revolutionizing Cybersecurity,” a recent roundtable discussion held in partnership with Accenture, Techonomy brought together prominent security experts to explore the transformative potential of AI in the cybersecurity landscape. Global Lead at Accenture Security Paolo Dal Cin, Google Cloud GM and VP of Cloud Security Sunil Potti, and Lendlease CISO Michael Frazee discussed how businesses can leverage the generative AI revolution to enhance security and drive positive outcomes.
While AI has long been deployed in the cybersecurity space, recent advances have made a note-worthy impact. Paolo Dal Cin, Global Lead at Accenture Security, said that an innovation race between attackers and defenders has reignited as technology falls into both hands and the threat landscape changes. “We need to think about how we can keep the pace retooling ourselves using a generative AI for defense goals, not just as a weapon. And then we need to also understand how the new threat actors are leveraging generative AI against us.”
This is where Accenture Security is focusing their attention and excelling. AI can significantly enhance cybersecurity measures by detecting and mitigating emerging cyber threats with both speed and scale. Dal Cin emphasized the powerful potential of autonomous vulnerability detection using generative AI. AI systems can efficiently scan and identify vulnerabilities in code, expediting the process of patching potential software weaknesses.