In a new report, 82% of security professionals fear artificial intelligence attacks against their organization with stolen data (50%) and customer trust loss (19%) being the top items of concern.

Sterling, Va.-based information provider Neustar, in its latest International Cyber Benchmarks Index for October 2018, revealed what 301 senior professionals across six the Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and U.S. markets think are trending cybersecurity issues.

According to the report, security professionals representing a number of industries such as technology, retail, health/pharma, financial services and internet services, recognize the potential of AI in cybersecurity with 87% of respondents agreeing it will make a difference to their company's defenses. However, the majority are concerned about the possibility of attackers using artificial intelligence against their company. As a result, nearly 60% of security leaders are nervous about implementing AI technology within their organizations.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).