Intermedia AI Guardian: Leveraging AI to Protect Against AI-Powered Email Attacks

April 13, 2023

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In today’s digital age, email remains one of the most common communication channels for businesses. However, this makes it a prime target for cybercriminals who exploit email vulnerability to carry out various types of email attacks. Traditional security measures, such as spam filters and antivirus software, are no longer enough to keep up with the ever-evolving threat landscape, especially with hackers now using artificial intelligence (AI) to create more sophisticated assaults. On the other hand, you can also leverage AI to revolutionize email security and prevent attacks more effectively.

The double-edged sword of AI

While AI has revolutionized cybersecurity, it has also given cybercriminals the tools to create more polished, advanced, and sophisticated attacks. Hackers are now using AI to quickly generate professional-looking, highly targeted phishing emails, analyze user behavior for more successful social engineering attacks and automate the discovery of vulnerabilities in email systems. This increased sophistication makes traditional defenses less effective and emphasizes the need for organizations to leverage AI in their cybersecurity strategies.

AI versus AI: Staying ahead of the game

To effectively combat AI-powered email attacks, organizations must adopt AI-driven security solutions. By using AI to analyze email content, links, and attachments in real time, these solutions can identify anomalies that suggest malicious intent, even when traditional filters fail. Machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) techniques allow AI systems to detect sophisticated email attacks that may bypass conventional defenses and adapt to new threats as they emerge, ensuring organizations stay one step ahead of attackers.

Behavioral analysis for enhanced detection

One way AI can help combat AI-powered email attacks is through behavioral analysis. By monitoring user behavior and communication patterns, AI systems can identify anomalies that may indicate a potential email attack. This allows organizations to detect and prevent highly targeted attacks that exploit the recipient’s behavior, even when the attack appears to be a legitimate email.

Collective defense with layered threat intelligence

To combat the ever-evolving threat landscape, organizations must leverage threat intelligence that is generated by attacks on other organizations as well as learnings that may be unique to their organization and users. Ai approaches can combine global, organizational, and personal threat training models for a more effective layered defense to stay ahead of emerging threats.

Leveraging AI in preventing email attacks is no longer a luxury but a necessity, especially in the face of AI-powered threats. As hackers continue to use AI to create more sophisticated and targeted attacks, organizations must adopt AI-driven security solutions to stay one step ahead. Intermedia AI Guardian delivers these capabilities to Intermedia Hosted Exchange and Microsoft 365 customers. For more information, visit:

Craig Woods

Craig Woods is the Director of Product Marketing at Intermedia.

April 13, 2023

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