Introduction of AI and Machine Learning will allow cybercriminals to scale faster and will be one of the biggest challenges in the next 12 to 24 months. AI-powered ransomware is terrifying and could manifest in several different ways, all of them bad. Plan to stay ahead of AI or Machine Learning powered threats, to fight fire with fire by leveraging AI-driven solutions of our own. The way to defend against it is the way to defend against a high volume of cyberattacks in general, and that is to tighten up the basics while building towards a more mature, integrated security posture. InfoSecurity Magazine argues that since the first AI-driven malware models will likely just exploit common security flaws and misconfigurations, organizations can prepare by simply plugging holes in their infrastructure. Start now and find where the holes are so they can be closed .