Automated Cybersecurity : AI has a long way to go!

Digitization has undoubtedly helped business in numerous ways. However, it has also opened the

 doors of data threats. Today, malware and virus attacks are not uncommon to the cyber world. Since the modern organization has become complex, do has its data! Making such data secure has become a major concern among organizations. 

When proficient hackers learn how to trigger the right attacks, it’s high time that technology upgrades its security level. For this, artificial intelligence which is already doing great in several other industries can play a key role in determining security success. 

Where does the problem lie?

While organizations are moving faster, hackers manage to rapidly upgrade their technologies to hack data making it a critical issue for the organization. 

Many companies today maintain their data through manual data securing work. When hackers intervene with automated cyber-attacks, the manual techniques fail to alarm the system in advance which further leads to external threat data. 

Since conventional techniques take more time in invasion detection, hackers can easily have a whip hand with vulnerabilities by incorporating and accessing weak data. Here’s how_ 

  • Impersonation of trusted users: 

Cyber attacks made through offensive artificial intelligence can be highly measured to control on a wide scale. Such malware can enable the system to understand how an individual behaves through its email and social media communications. 

As the system learns an individuals’ behavior, it can be replicated into the user’s texts making it look highly credible. It further becomes difficult to differentiate between genuine communications and AI-powered communications. This will leave cyber-protected systems unguarded. 

  • Blending into the background: 

When attacking, certain menace remarks can establish a prolonged presence in the targeted domain. Since the systems become vulnerable and fail to detect, such threats can continue for months at a time. 

Hacking threats are cautious when evading conventional security control. It subtly gets incorporated in the daily routine. With this, the noise can bleed over the digital environment. 

If the use of artificial intelligence comes into play, it will analyze the massive data in almost no time which will help the systems quickly identify the possibly valuable data sets. 

  • Faster attacks: 

To launch a sophisticated attack, the hacker needs to have in-depth technical knowledge and skills. That’s how he/she can recognize interests the behavior of the system and social network. A few years down the line, offensive artificial intelligence is likely to obtain the same level of sophistication. 

How does AI help? 

  • Identification of threats 

In the case of manual work, identification of threats is difficult as the analyst alone cannot run through data instantly. Artificial Intelligence, on the other hand, can run through millions of research papers & data to offer immediate insights and help you get daily alerts & curate threat intelligence. This eventually helps reduce the response times in the process of threat identification. 

  • Risk Assessment

When the internal security intelligence is analyzed through previous threat data or possible external threat data, the organization can assess possible risks and gaps in the present security systems. With this, AI can help build human-interactive system through advanced algorithms and eventually eliminate the lesser-known threats in data security. Risk assessment is critically important in the business as it helps the organization to be aware of how the organization could be exposed to threats and build a system that works against them. 

  • Orchestration of Remediation

A common organizational challenge for data security is inadequate coordination between data security department and the IT operations department. If the AI-powered process is used to get real-time threat alerts and eliminate human-error interventions, it can establish a strong blueprint for data security. 

In certain cases, it assists the threat analyst through risk identification. The identification 

Why AI?

Not only Artificial offers accuracy in identifying possible threats, but it is also swift with its solutions curating analysis of risks in cost-effective ways. Since it is capable of taking crucial decisions and launch an organized response to remediate the threat. 

The Challenges: 

Though Artificial Intelligence has not completely been integrated into the cybersecurity systems, it does have a scope to develop faster in the near future. Having said that, the challenges in artificial intelligence are inevitable. There’s a lot more in the AI of cybersecurity which is yet to be explored. 

The future: 

Technology market research reports project the cognitive system can learn more and improvise its assistance on Cybersecurity. Although the AI has begun spreading over cybersecurity, hacking systems and technology are neither behind in adopting the AI for smart hacking. 

All the required elements for using aggressive AI already exist. Cyberthreats systems are still new to the AI and it may take time, but the picture of AI fighting against AI is not far from reality. It will be challenging on the part of cybersecurity analyst to be a step ahead of a clever hacking mind. 

Gauri Ludbe: 

Gauri is a business writer who has a craze for tech and business world. She is a Sr. Business Writer at JSB Market Research. Gauri believes that the future is already here with AI bleeding over various industries. It has started defining a new growth model in the global market. 


TiO2 nanoparticle interpose microwave therapy to kill cancer cells

Nanoparticles activated by light and ultrasound has been in the studies for cancer treatments for quite a long time. However, its incorporation for the microwave was of little evidence. Researchers have shown that TiO2 nanoparticle if activated with the help of microwaves, it helps cancer cell destruction which possibly explores the opportunity for people struggling with cancer-life. 

Recent research of Nanomedicine, Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine an international research team put forward a proposal for the use of microwaves and nanoparticles for more effective cancer treatment. With this, the combination of two generates the production of reactive oxygen species which eventually turns out to be safer for cancer treatment with higher chances of success. 

In the radical therapy induced by microwave, the team has explained the MDT- Microdynamic Treatment as follow- It exploits the higher concentration of ROS in tumor cells. This is done to particularly drive the cancer cell-death while also maintaining normal cells harmless. 

Experiments led by the research team were in vitro and in vivo which manifested that the development of osteosarcomas can be subdued under microwave irradiation. The research papers were put forward in an international conference on nanobiotechnology. The upcoming 2nd EuroSciCon Conference on Nanotech & Nanobiotechnology 2019 explores and demonstrates such issues in the field of nanotech. 

In the long-established microwave therapy, the cells of the cancer are heated to stimulate the death of cancer. However, it becomes tough to target each cancel cell separately without disturbing the healthy or normal cells. 

As the TiO2 nanoparticles are added to produce ROS, the research team was able to reduce the heating impact of microwaves. This grew the oxidative impact to end cancer cells without affecting the normal tissues. 

Intracellular ROS are able to harm plasma membranes, DNA and mitochondria leading to the death of cancer cells. TiO2 enters cells and cause the production of ROS to destruct the mitochondria of cancer tissue. This eventually leads to apoptosis. 

If compared with cancer cells, healthy tissues have a lower and steady saturation of ROS. Hence, the research team can propose extended levels of ROS to cause the death of cancer cells without even making normal cells vulnerable. 

Though TiO2 or low-power microwave irradiation does not efficiently kill cancer cells, its combination proves success in establishing a toxic effect. To gain better results for bone cancer treatment, more than MDT, microwave ablation therapy has previously been shown to be a worthwhile treatment.

That being said, Microwave ablation therapy has applications for fighting with cancer types. Unlike the pilot case where only osteosarcomas are used. 

For activating ROS, using light such as found in photodynamic therapy could be a difficult thing for the treatment of the tumor. Especially in the occurrences where the tumor is deeply located in within the body. 

That being said, Microwaves lend the ability to penetrate deeper propagating through every type of tissue as well as nonmetallic materials. 

The results of this pilot research indicate Microdynamic Therapy is a propitious viewpoint for the treatment of cancer despite the method being only at the start and restraints are yet in the exploring phase. 

Inducing Physical Therapy can overcome the use of Opioids!

Injuries come unnoticed, with an onset of pain it gets accustomed to the self. Often rehabilitation helps in most of the cases where medicines do not act after a certain time. Rehabilitation programs implement a similar platform to induce healing and rehab procedures.

The concern on Opioids.

There is a worldwide national concern about the use of opioids in a large scale. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention always have alternatives for reducing the overuse, but the use of medication is always the first option among patients. The study, therefore, emphasizes the fact that physical therapy can be a lot more useful, with reducing the pharmacological approach. The musculoskeletal pain arriving from various disorders have been said to get relieved from the constant use of physical therapies.

On an analysis made from the private health, insurances have insurance claims for care and prescriptions in between 2007 and 2015. The claims do promote the use of extensive medicines mostly as a direct method to lessen pain.

The study has been published lately in the Jama Network Open, with the lead author being a Professor of orthopedic surgery, Steven George. He is recognized as a well-known senior author and an orthopedic surgeon.

What did the research say?

The research has a claim which did review several outpatients and emergency room visits for the diagnosis of shoulder, neck and low back pains.

They had screened the patients who had recently taken the opioids, with further including those who didn’t file for a prescription of an opioid within a year. Furthermore, it also screened patients who had less pain including those who had visited their doctors in a span of 20 days of their initial diagnosis. These people were given at least one opioid prescription within 3 months. Accordingly, the final sample had consisted of around 88,900 patients.

How did it help?

Findings did help clinicians who were in search of pain management options and found that inducing therapies did result in fewer health risks than using the opioids.

Additionally, exercise therapy, which is altogether a component of physical therapy did reduce pain and improved functions of musculoskeletal conditions. Further studies have revealed that the patients who are at constant prescriptions of opioid treatments are always at increased risk for an overdose of the medicine and misuse.

Findings stated that adjusting with some puzzling factors, the patients who had undergone early physical therapy were using less opioid medication for knee pain. The percentage was reduced at 10.3 for the knee, 9.7 for shoulder pains and 5.1 is for back pain. The period ranges for three months to a year after the diagnosis happened. Although neck pain wasn’t something that reduced with the use of therapies.

 

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A worldwide aspect of “Emerging Infectious Disease”.

Discoveries in infectious diseases have made the world a “not so safe” place to live. Consequently, China accounts for merely one-third of it. It occupies half of the world’s total swine population, most consisting the African Swine flu. A conference on the Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018, held in Alabama, USA supports facts surrounding the prevention and outbreaks of several infectious diseases.

African Swine Flu, Origin and Characteristics.

The virus of African Swine flu is pretty much difficult to destroy. Described by scientists as one of the deadliest, didn’t turn to China in a single night.

Nevertheless, the USA, being one of the largest producers of Pork meat, didn’t quite deliver the disease to China. Conversely, Russia is the reason for the swine flu outbreak in China.

As said by a UN agency, the virus Outbreak in China is quite similar to parts of Russia, Estonia, and Georgia.

With capabilities to tolerate heat and cold, African Swine flu can accommodate at the inside of meat for weeks. Containing the pigs and quarantine procedures are helpful in preventing the disease from getting viral.

Currently, Vietnam is taking steps to contain the disease from further being spread in East Asia. Europe and Rome have similarly taken steps to contain and quarantine 135,000 pigs. The United States hasn’t been affected yet, with the disease being confined to pigs only.

The Infectious Outbreaks

Notwithstanding to African Swine Flu alone, Ebola and HIV/AIDS have been classified as “emerging infectious disease” in the past. The current trend is being centered at Africa alone (that’s where it gets the name). It exists with the bush pigs, warthogs and wild pigs in the forest, which in turn is associated with an African Diet.

The idea behind outbreaks.

The destruction of natural resources in Africa has further aggravated several other unknown diseases in the Globe. Additionally, Africa’s population is also on a rising spree, which due to climate change is susceptible to these diseases.

When they migrate, in the search of work or shifting process, the diseases spread on a wide scale. As such the American cooperation has been coordinating with the African ministry of health and African Non-Governmental organization to contain such threats.

Techniques and Methods to use.

The current techniques associated with the above trends of Viral infectivity is slow, difficult to measure, intensive and proves a hindrance in the development process of advanced medications.

Henceforth, responding the calls and threats such as Ebola, Influenza, Swine Flu, and Zika Virus is tiresome and consumes a lot of time.

The existing procedures for the quantification of these diseases are relying solely on fluorescent antibodies. As such the new viruses are likely to evolve as the tests require many months to a year, for being developed into full-fledged vaccines.

The African Swine flu till yet has no vaccines. Luma Cyte’s Label-free radiance instrument has been proposed to be a significantly improved solution for the growing outbreaks. This particular thing is further being studied by researchers around the globe.

What is LumaCyte?

Ordinarily, LumaCyte‘s Radiance is a cell analyzer, with automated, high content force, size and deformability features of capturing images of single cells. It works by measuring the intrinsic biochemical and physical properties of cell, changes which are undergone due to repeated viral infections. It is often sensitive to several agents that interfere to cellular structures and change biochemical compositions.

Accordingly, high-quality measurements of viral infectivity can be made easily within a fraction of time and labor which will act as an endpoint dilution to the infection process.

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