AI (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) ENHANCED SAT (SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING)

8.9.23 > Jeffrey Peal III

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the way we live and work, and the field of information security is no exception. AI can be used to automate many of the tasks involved in information security, such as threat detection, incident response, and compliance reporting. However, AI can also be used to improve information security awareness training.

Information security awareness training is essential for any organization that wants to protect its data and systems from attack. However, traditional information security awareness training can be boring and ineffective. AI can be used to make information security awareness training more engaging and effective.

For example, AI can be used to create personalized training modules that are tailored to the individual needs of each employee. AI can also be used to create interactive training exercises that help employees learn how to identify and respond to security threats.

In addition to making information security awareness training more engaging, AI can also be used to measure the effectiveness of the training. AI can track employee progress and identify areas where additional training is needed. This information can be used to improve the training program over time.

Overall, AI has the potential to revolutionize information security awareness training. AI can help organizations reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents by making training more engaging and effective.

Here are some specific examples of how AI is being used to improve information security awareness training:

  • PhishMe: uses AI to create realistic phishing simulations that help employees learn how to identify and avoid phishing attacks.
  • KnowBe4: uses AI to track employee progress and identify areas where additional training is needed.
  • SANS Institute: offers a variety of AI-powered security awareness training courses.

These are just a few examples of how AI is being used to improve information security awareness training. As AI continues to develop, we can expect to see even more innovative and effective ways to use AI to protect our data and systems from attack.

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, AI can also be used to improve information security awareness training in several other ways. For example, AI can be used to:

  1. Identify and target employees who are most at risk of falling for phishing attacks. AI can analyze employee behavior and identify those who are more likely to click on malicious links or open infected attachments. These employees can then be targeted with more specific training focusing on the threats they are most likely to encounter.
  2. Personalize training content to meet the individual needs of each employee. AI can be used to assess each employee’s knowledge and understanding of security risks. This information can then be used to create personalized training modules that are tailored to the individual’s needs.
  3. Make training more engaging and interactive. AI can be used to create interactive training exercises that help employees learn how to identify and respond to security threats. These exercises can be more engaging and effective than traditional training methods, such as lectures and presentations.

Overall, AI has the potential to revolutionize information security awareness training. AI can help organizations reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents by making training more engaging, effective, and personalized.

JEFFREY ALLEN PEAL, III, Information Security Officer, SullivanCotter

Through his 20 years of security and technology experience, Jeff Peal lived on the front lines of cybersecurity operations as an individual contributor/security practitioner working his way to leading the development of varying Information Security programs as the Information Security Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Jeff is an instructor at Dunwoody Technical College and a Community Faculty at Metro State University and holds board positions with Cloud Security Alliance and MN Cyber.

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