Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Governance & Risk Management , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Using AI to Prevent Cyberattacks and Fill the Skills Gap

Lookout's Aaron Cockerill on the Future of Zero-Days, SOCs and Privacy
Using AI to Prevent Cyberattacks and Fill the Skills Gap
Aaron Cockerill, chief strategy officer, Lookout

As generative AI has evolved with alarming speed, it has brought "huge amounts of innovation," said Aaron Cockerill, the chief strategy officer at Lookout. But it also will have a "significantly negative impact on our privacy while regulators ... struggle to understand" its implications.

Ultimately, he said, "distributed identity and better management of personal information" will be "the light at the end of the tunnel" for generative AI.

In this episode of's podcast series "Cybersecurity Insights," Cockerill also discussed:

  • How moving from "having a server infrastructure in the broom closet ... to leveraging cloud infrastructure that is managed by other people" can help prevent zero-day attacks;
  • How artificial intelligence can help find and fix vulnerabilities and misconfigurations;
  • AI's impact on the cybersecurity skills gap.

Cockerill joined Lookout with nearly 20 years of software product management experience. He is responsible for developing, validating and implementing cross-functional strategic product initiatives that align with the Lookout vision of a secure, connected world. Most recently, he served as vice president of mobile technologies at Citrix and before that, he led product management at Akamai for its enterprise content delivery solution and worked on the development and deployment of many of the company's advanced content delivery networking technologies. Prior to that, Cockerill led product management for OneSoft's e-commerce system and held multiple positions at BHP Billiton in Australia.

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