Artificial intelligence technologies are a powerful tool in the hands of cyber criminals who use this technology to refine, speed up and extend cyber attacks on a large scale. While there is enthusiasm among the ‘BlackHats’ for the advent of WormGPT, the ‘good guys’ must quickly discuss the pressing need to transform traditional security systems to integrate AI-equipped defensive strategies. What does the future hold for us and how do IT companies need to adapt to this paradigm shift? We will see what proactive measures can be taken to reduce the initial attack surface for cybercriminals, especially for companies that do not have sufficient resources or do not yet use an artificial intelligence engine to defend themselves. In addition, we will explore how to improve the efficiency of incident response and enhance cybersecurity readiness.