North Dakota turns to AI to boost effectiveness and efficiency of its cybersecurity

The recent proliferation of tools that employ artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) to perform human-like tasks has sparked a great deal of interest in the cybersecurity community. And they’ve prompted some very hard questions about the future, not the least of which is whether ChatGPT, BardAI, Bing AI, and the dozens of other “AI” applications and tools already in use represent a threat or boon to security operations.

The State of North Dakota is betting on boon. The Upper Midwest US state, located smack in the middle of the country just below the border with Canada, is already using AI to help it deal with cyber threats in a more efficient, cost-effective manner. At the same time, AI is also being used to improve the workdays of the state’s cybersecurity personnel by relieving them of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks, Michael Gregg, North Dakota’s chief information security officer, tells CSO.

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