Small and midsize businesses aren’t immune to cyber threats. They must research and prepare for attacks just as large enterprises would. Unfortunately, smaller companies typically have fewer resources and less talent available to help fortify against attacks.

In March of last year, AI caught a sophisticated, highly targeted cyber-attack exploiting a zero-day vulnerability across multiple businesses. The attack was detected, investigated, and contained by the AI, and the system worked out that it was a completely novel threat. Two weeks later, this campaign was publicly attributed to a Chinese nation-state actor known as APT41. The organizations threatened by the attack included governments entities, critical infrastructure, large enterprises, but also, surprisingly, midsize businesses.

We have entered a new era of cyber threat. If it were measured as a country, cybercrime would be the world’s…

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