White House cybersecurity priorities: The Biden administration continues to have a "relentless focus" on improving critical infrastructure security, disrupting ransomware and combating the illicit use of cryptocurrency, said Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger.
The investment appetite is quite the opposite of what it was in the past two years. Investors are more cautious, and valuations are much lower. Yet, venture capitalists have identified a few hot technology domains and are pursuing companies with those technology innovations.
The enterprise adoption of AI-based large language models has created a new attack surface for adversaries to exploit, said Thomvest Ventures principal Ashish Kakran. A hacker who gains access to or tampers with the data that's been used to train the large language models could wreak a lot of havoc.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is seeking tougher sanctions for Facebook after determining that several gaps exist in the company's compliance with a 2020 consent decree mandating privacy improvements. The company will have 30 days to respond and could challenge tougher privacy rules in court.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are used extensively for detecting threats, but their use in other areas of security operations is less explored. One of the biggest opportunities for AI and ML in cyber is around investigating potential security incidents, said Forrester's Allie Mellen.
AI is a tool for augmenting humans rather than replacing them, and AI is far from surpassing human capabilities on a scalable level. Although AI can generate realistic images and believable text, it still has a long way to go in detecting anomalies, said Kyle Hanslovan, CEO of Huntress.
Artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology is vulnerable to cyberattacks due to a lack of security around the models themselves, said Mark Hatfield, founder and general partner at Ten Eleven Ventures. How do we identify and fix the potential risks of misuse that come with AI?
The speed at which we're seeing ransomware attacks has increased dramatically in the last couple of years - and it's only getting faster, warns Mary O'Brien, general manager, IBM Security. Ransomware deployment has increased from three months to four days on average.
Early-stage startups interested in the implementation of artificial intelligence are often concerned about the policies surrounding AI use. While some startups are looking at automating policies, others are building platforms to test the accuracy, integrity and robustness of AI models.
Generative AI has revolutionized the way people interact with chatbots. Ruby Zefo, chief privacy officer and ACG for privacy and cybersecurity at Uber Technologies, cited ChatGPT as an example of the need to conduct an "environmental scan" of both external and internal risks associated with it.
Pre-RSA social media gaming predicted it. Many predicted they would loath it. And it happened: Discussions at this year's RSA conference again and again came back to generative artificial intelligence - but with a twist. Even some of the skeptics professed their conversion to the temple of AI.
Organizations often face challenges when they aim to build sustainable security programs at scale. Anna Westelius, director of security engineering with Netflix, discussed the company's big infrastructure projects that give it more leverage over time than investing in manual processes.
The number of ransoms paid by organizations is on the decline, which is positive news. But we know that the criminals are always innovating. Valerie Abend, global cyber strategy lead at Accenture, said cybercriminals are constantly learning to accomplish their objectives.
There is a growing need for "citizen data scientists," such as engineers and programmers, to better understand the inner workings of AI and ML as those technologies become more ubiquitous, said Tom Scanlon, technical manager of the CERT data science team at Carnegie Mellon University.
A renaissance around data protection has taken advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning to boost data classification and governance, said Forcepoint CEO Manny Rivelo. Advances in areas like generative AI allow hackers to form sophisticated attacks that evade defenses like sandboxes.