The ACLU has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department Of Homeland Security and three of its agencies in an effort to learn more about how the department uses facial recognition technology at airports and the country's borders.
RSA 2020 touched on a number of topics, including the security of elections and supply chains, plus AI, zero trust and frameworks, among many others. But from sessions on cryptography, to this year's lower attendance, to the antibacterial dispensers dotted around venues, concerns over COVID-19 also dominated.
The Cryptographer's Panel, which sees five cryptography experts analyze and debate top trends, remains a highlight of the annual RSA conference. For 2020, the panel focused on such topics as facial recognition, election integrity and the never-ending crypto wars, while giving shout-outs to bitcoin and blockchain.
Marcus Fowler of Darktrace discusses the 2020 U.S. presidential election cyberthreat landscape and the roles that artificial intelligence and machine learning are now playing in mitigating more cyber risks.
Webroot just released its 2020 Threat Report. How has the landscape changed, and what cybersecurity predictions are made for 2020? Hal Lonas of OpenText shares insights and outlines the next round of research into artificial intelligence and machine learning.
From buzzword to practical application, artificial intelligence quickly has made an impact in cybersecurity - particularly in the security operations center. Bryce Schroeder of ServiceNow projects how AI and automation will continue to influence SOCs - and the analyst's role.
Which cybersecurity topics are hot? One topical answer to that question comes via the upcoming RSA Conference 2020. Organizers say they received 2,400 responses to their call for speakers, and they've have highlighted 10 predominant themes, including secure design, frameworks, privacy and the human element.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the missteps that led to problems with the app used in this week's Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa. Also featured: growing privacy concerns about facial recognition and business continuity tips for dealing with the coronavirus.
Facebook scientists have proposed using "radioactive data" watermarks to identify when online images get used to train neural networks. The proposal appears to be aimed at the rise of big data startups, such as Clearview AI, that are scraping publicly available photographs to create facial recognition tools.
The European Union appears to be moving toward dropping a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology in public places, according to news reports. Some technology experts had argued that a temporary ban would be impractical and ineffective in preventing abuse.
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai is supporting an EU proposal for a temporary ban on the use facial recognition technology in public areas and is calling for government regulation of artificial intelligence.
The cybersecurity outlook for 2020 and the new decade will be characterized by more advanced, targeted and coordinated attack vectors designed to exploit the cybersecurity skills shortage, along with congenitally poor security fundamentals and hygiene.
MasterCard will acquire security startup RiskRecon for an undisclosed sum, the two companies announced Monday. The deal will allow MasterCard to offer third-party risk assessment to its business customers and consumers.