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Fighting cyber-attacks using AI to create stronger ‘cyber traps’ is the focus of two ground-breaking Australian research projects run by the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (Cyber Security CRC) and Australian cyber security firm Penten.

Advanced cyber traps are used to identify data breaches as they happen, allowing cyber defenders to move quickly to protect crucial information and systems.

"The average time taken to detect a data breach is more than 200 days,” Penten CEO Matthew Wilson, said.

“Using AI dramatically cuts this time and gives Australia's cyber defenders the chance to identify and defend against the breach as it is taking place.

"AI is fast becoming one of the most effective tools to trick and trap cyber thieves on large networks.

“Penten was recently awarded $2 million by the Australian Army to create decoy radio emissions using AI to confuse adversaries on the battlefield.”

The projects secure the continued improvement of cyber traps to counter the emerging and improving techniques of adversaries and data thieves.

"The Cyber Security CRC is excited to be the catalyst bringing together two teams of Australia's cyber security researchers and cyber innovators to work to create advanced, ground breaking cyber security technology,” CEO Cyber Security CRC, Rachael Falk, said.

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