Around 70% of global security leaders are looking to reduce team headcounts in replace of AI, while over 90% believe that AI already performs better than traditional security teams, according to a new study by Bugcrowd.

Crowdsourced cybersecurity platform Bugcrowd released its ‘Inside the Mind of a CISO’ report on Thursday (27 June), which surveyed hundreds of security leaders around the world to uncover their perception of AI threats and priorities in the workplace. 

Although most believe that AI is superior at cybersecurity, over half of respondents (58%) believe that the risks of the technology outweigh its potential benefits.

Concerns surrounding the malicious use of AI in cyberattacks are also growing, with 89% of security leaders surveyed believing there are more threats at a more serious scale. 

Growing threats are leading security teams to increasingly turn to crowdsourced security to test AI defences, according to Bugcrowd, which reported 70% of security bosses saying they have used crowdsourcing to test AI cybersecurity.

“The chief information security officer role is evolving,” said Nick McKenzie, CISO at Bugcrowd. 

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“Bridging the gap between CISOs and the collective ingenuity of hackers is key to shielding organisations from the increasing onslaught of AI threats and attacks,” McKenzie added.

Enterprises will become more open to using AI as an important defensive tool in their cybersecurity arsenal in 2024, according to research company GlobalData. 

As AI has grown in sophistication, cloud service providers, managed security service providers and vendors have been planning to incorporate the emerging technology into their security solutions in 2024. 

GlobalData’s 2024 cloud enterprise predictions noted that vendors will be following suit from hyperscalers that have already added AI into their defence arsenal. 

Tech giants like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud are currently using the emerging technology to accelerate threat detection, better assess risk and improve vulnerability management.

Government intelligence agencies in the US have also been using AI in their defence arsenal to spot infiltrations into critical infrastructure, according to GlobalData.