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How AI Can Empower Defenders, Enhance Cybersecurity

BlackBerry Cybersecurity President John Giamatteo on AI Solutions for Defenders
John Giamatteo, president, cybersecurity, BlackBerry

Generative AI is growing rapidly as organizations seek ways to transform human tasks. With the ability to process and analyze large volumes of data in real time, AI can empower defenders to detect and respond to threats more effectively, said John Giamatteo, cybersecurity president at BlackBerry.

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AI technology can tap into vast amounts of data and use advanced algorithms to analyze and identify patterns that may indicate potential threats, he said. It can also provide calculated recommendations for mitigating risks and optimizing security measures.

BlackBerry has embraced a comprehensive approach that combines real-time threat intelligence, global endpoint data and advanced AI algorithms. This enables defenders to continuously learn from the ever-evolving threat landscape and enhance their ability to protect against sophisticated adversaries.

"We protect tens of millions of endpoints, which we feed to a cloud-based global threat intelligence - which in turn is constantly learning and gaining a global perspective," he said.

In this interview with Information Security Media Group at Infosecurity Europe 2023, Giamatteo also discussed:

  • The impact of generative AI on the threat landscape;
  • The need for increased caution in using generative AI;
  • BlackBerry's business transformation and the way forward.

Giamatteo has 30 years of experience leading technology companies at an international level. Prior to BlackBerry, he worked at McAfee, AVG Technologies, Real Networks, Solera and Nortel Networks. He has a deep understanding of the mobile market.

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Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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