CERN is deploying AI to protect its grid from cyber-threats

Scientists at CERN are deploying artificial intelligence (AI) to protect the CERN grid from cyber-threats. They are working with an AI system which is being taught to distinguish between safe and threatening behaviour on the CERN network and take action when it detects a problem. The biggest challenge, researchers say, is to develop algorithms that can accurately distinguish between normal and malicious network activity without causing false alarms. At the moment, the AI system is being tested on a part of the grid; if it proves to be efficient, it will be deployed throughout the entire system.