The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provides advice and support for the public and private sector in how to avoid computer security threats. It has published guidance for those looking to use a security tool that employs artificial intelligence (AI). In the main you should clarify your own needs, understand the nature of the technology underlying any products you're considering, and finally, determine whether an 'intelligent' solution will give you a net gain in security.
The guidance is divided in 5 easy to read sections which include defining artificial intelligence, establishing the need for it and getting the most from AI.
NCSC has also published the results of a recent UK Cyber Survey with a list of the most regularly hacked passwords.
Some highlight statistics from the Survey include:
- 42% of Brits expect to lose money to online fraud;
- Breach analysis finds 23.2 million victim accounts worldwide used 123456 as password;
- Global password risk list published to disclose passwords already known to hackers; and
- NCSC urges using 3 random words as passwords.
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