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ISC2 Survey: How Is AI Reshaping Cybersecurity?

Key Findings From ISC2 on How AI Is Affecting Cybersecurity Professionals
Clar Rosso, CEO, ISC2

According to a new survey from ISC2, the nonprofit member organization that promotes cybersecurity education, 82% of cybersecurity professionals say AI will improve their job efficiency by helping them conduct analysis, automate tasks, perform monitoring, predict vulnerabilities and block threats.

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Findings from a survey of more than 1,100 cyber professionals include their feelings about how AI has affected cybersecurity and their jobs and what they're looking for in AI regulations.

Remarkably, only 27% of organizations have established formal policies concerning the safe and ethical use of AI, underscoring the need for greater attention to ethical considerations and regulatory frameworks in the deployment of AI technologies within cybersecurity contexts.

Clar Rosso, CEO of ISC2, stressed the importance of taking concrete steps, such as providing AI governance for application development and intellectual property safeguards. "My advice, really, to business leaders would be: Start somewhere," she said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Rosso discussed:

  • Highlights from the ISC2 survey on the impact of AI;
  • Technical skills essential for cybersecurity professionals to effectively harness AI technologies;
  • How cybersecurity professionals can stay abreast of the latest advancements in AI technologies.

Rosso is responsible for the strategic direction and management of ISC2. She has more than two decades of experience helping global professional associations and certifying bodies grow and strengthen member value.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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