May 7, 2024|5 min|Technology

Unlocking the future of data security with Cohesity’s responsible AI

Harness the full potential of AI while ensuring its ethical and responsible use.

This blog post is part of our series centered around RSAC 2024. While there, we invite you to meet with Cohesity experts in our booth (# N-4429). You can also book a meeting with Cohesity.

In today’s digital age, data is the lifeblood of every organization. From sensitive customer information to critical business insights, the value of data cannot be overstated. However, with data’s increasing volume and complexity, organizations face unprecedented challenges in securing and protecting their valuable assets. This is where Cohesity comes in, using the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize data security and protection.

Safeguarding AI systems

The dawn of the AI era has ushered in an unprecedented wave of innovation, with new AI-powered solutions emerging at an exhilarating pace. As organizations embrace this powerful technology to enhance efficiency and drive growth, safeguarding AI systems from internal and external threats becomes imperative.

When it comes to AI and security, Cohesity focuses on:

  • Using AI to better secure against cyber threats and anomalies
  • Ensuring the Cohesity AI functionality is used responsibly and ethically
  • Using AI to know what’s in your data so you can better manage and secure it

As we enter the third age of cybersecurity, there is a growing recognition that no single vendor can effectively provide all the necessary capabilities to protect against evolving threats. As a result, there is a shift towards integrating solutions that combine products and services from multiple vendors into a cohesive security architecture.

The Cohesity advantage: Integrating AI for data security

Cohesity is at the forefront of data management and protection, offering a comprehensive platform that empowers organizations to safeguard their data assets effectively. At the heart of Cohesity’s approach is integrating the Cohesity Turing AI technologies, which play a pivotal role in enhancing data security and resilience across the Cohesity platform, providing operational and data insights.

The foundation of these AI innovations is based on “responsible AI,” with capabilities and frameworks that enable customers to introduce AI to backup data securely and safely at scale across the Cohesity platform:

  • Cohesity Helios offers capacity-prediction-and-alerting based on a time-series forecasting model that predicts usage based on historical usage trends, current-change-rates, etc.
  • Cohesity Helios also supports simulation capabilities based on learning models, which allow administrators to do what-if-scenario-analysis to model utilization and sensitivity analysis to plan for bursts/seasonality.
  • Cohesity Filesystem has unsupervised/semi-supervised models that detect malicious/anomalous activity in backup streams. These proactive detection models power downstream remediation/recovery actions.
  • Data classification engine discovers and classifies sensitive and mission-critical data with highly accurate scanning based on more than 230 proven patterns as well as machine learning and natural language processing-based training techniques, spanning common personal, health, and financial data combinations.
  • Cohesity threat hunting helps find elusive threats using AI/ML-driven threat detection that identifies the latest variants of ransomware and other cyberattacks. Our extensive library of over 117,000 behavioral patterns is updated frequently with the latest threats.
  • Cohesity Gaia is an advanced generative AI application that uses retrieval augmented generation (RAG) technology to securely manage, and process backup data stored in the Cohesity Data Cloud. It provides conversational access to backed-up data, so that users can use natural language to gain insights in minutes. (Cohesity Gaia is now available.)

Responsible AI principles at work

At Cohesity, responsible AI is more than just a buzzword—it’s a guiding principle that underpins everything we do. Our AI-driven solutions are designed with transparency, fairness, and accountability in mind, ensuring that data is protected ethically and responsibly. By adhering to strict ethical standards and regulatory compliance, Cohesity empowers organizations to harness the full potential of AI while minimizing risks and ensuring trust and confidence.

Cohesity Threat Defense architecture ensures logical security by deploying access control based on Zero Trust principles to prevent unauthorized access or compromise role-based access controls (RBAC).

  • Other highlights include:
  • Principles of least privilege and separation of duties
  • Authentication controls for password policy
  • Multifactor authentication (MFA)
  • Access control
  • Data isolation
  • Data resilience and availability
  • Data encryption; infrastructure attack defenses
  • Vulnerability management

Comprehensive data protection with AI

Cohesity’s AI-powered platform offers a wide range of capabilities to help organizations protect their data effectively. From anomaly detection to threat intelligence and data classification, our AI-driven solutions provide deep insights and analytics that enhance security posture and resilience. Using AI algorithms, Cohesity enables organizations to proactively detect and respond to security threats, minimizing potential breaches’ impact and ensuring business continuity.

Watch the video below for a demonstration of Cohesity Gaia.

Securing data across the entire lifecycle

One of the key advantages of Cohesity’s AI-driven approach is its ability to secure data across the entire lifecycle—from creation to retirement. By integrating AI into backup and recovery processes, Cohesity ensures that data remains protected at every stage, minimizing the risk of data loss or compromise. Cohesity’s AI-driven data classification capabilities also enable organizations to identify and classify sensitive data automatically, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and enhancing data governance.

Empowering organizations with AI-driven insights

Beyond security, Cohesity’s AI-driven platform provides organizations with valuable insights and intelligence that enable informed decision-making. By analyzing vast amounts of data, Cohesity’s AI algorithms identify patterns, trends, and anomalies that empower organizations to optimize their data management strategies, improve operational efficiency, and drive innovation.

The future of data security with Cohesity

As data continues to proliferate and cyber threats evolve, organizations must embrace innovative solutions to safeguard their valuable assets effectively. Cohesity’s AI-driven approach to data security and protection offers a glimpse into the future of data management—one where responsible AI principles, transparency, and accountability are paramount. By using the power of AI, organizations can enhance their security posture, mitigate risks, and unlock new opportunities for growth and innovation.

Cohesity’s AI-driven platform represents a paradigm shift in data security and protection, empowering organizations to safeguard their valuable assets effectively. With responsible AI principles at its core, Cohesity is leading the way in enabling organizations to harness the full potential of AI while ensuring ethical and responsible use. As data becomes increasingly valuable and vulnerable, Cohesity’s AI-driven approach offers a beacon of hope in an increasingly complex and challenging digital landscape.

Take the next step—get started with Cohesity Gaia today

If you’re a Cohesity customer, you can get started with Cohesity Gaia today. Simply reach out to your account team.

New to Cohesity? Check out our Cohesity Gaia page, and read our new white paper, “Cohesity Gaia: An executive’s guide to accelerating enterprise AI with retrieval augmented generation and secondary data.”

To try Cohesity Gaia for yourself, get pre-qualified for our free 30-day trial.

Watch videos from our Cohesity Gaia event

Written by

Marc Mombourquette Headshot

Marc V Mombourquette

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Marc Mombourquette Headshot

Marc V Mombourquette

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Marc is a Senior Product Marketing Manager with Cohesity, having spent the past 29 years in product management, marketing, and sales across multiple companies–from innovative startups to well-established industry leaders. Marc’s specialty focuses on data protection, cloud, cyber security, and AI/ML technologies.

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