Cybercrime has grown considerably in the last several years. The scope, velocity and variability of attacks have increased, as has the attack surface - and it's impossible for humans alone to understand, correlate, find the cause, analyze and fix it, said Bipul Sinha, co-founder and CEO of Rubrik.
A key problem in organizations is that security and development are treated as two disparate processes instead of part of the same system. Executives deal with security issues after the fact and don't make it part of the development pipeline, said Nick Durkin, field CTO at Harness.
Social engineering is typically used to trick human beings to gain unauthorized access to computer networks and steal personal information, financial data or intellectual property. It is now becoming popular as a career option for ethical hackers, said Alethe Denis of Bishop Fox.
The fundamentals of protecting against application-based malware attacks are no different from infrastructure-based attacks, and it is all about having threat intelligence, context and the capability to really understand these applications, said Mariano Nunez, co-founder and CEO at Onapsis.
Organizations are faced with the security challenges presented by the combination of custom and open-source code. Sandeep Johri, CEO of Checkmarx, suggests treating all open-source code as an unknown source and conducting security checks using software composition analysis to identify vulnerabilities.
The U.S. national cybersecurity strategy released by the Biden Administration is part of a larger effort to draw attention to the pervasive issue of cybersecurity liability on the part of vendors. The strategy also calls for ramping up the adoption of software bill of materials, or SBOMs.
Threat intelligence is an important component of OT security because it maps the techniques and tactics of threat actors to what they are likely to attack, and it collaborates across teams to cover potential vulnerabilities, according to CISOs Susan Koski and Sapan Talwar.
APIs are delivering huge business value, but people don’t know how many APIs they have in their organization, what they do or who controls them. And that causes massive security vulnerabilities, according to CyberEdBoard panelists Chase Cunningham and Richard Bird.
A startup cybersecurity strategy should be akin to a Russian doll: It should be built to preserve core elements of business. In most cases, this is a product offering, which needs to be secure, said Venkat Ranga, vice president of business information systems and head of IT at Aryaka Networks.
With the growing dominance of AI and concerns over its responsible use, is it time to move toward AI ethics by design? Sameer Ahirrao, founder of Ardent Privacy, shared how privacy and regulatory verticals should - and will - shape the future of AI.
As organizations increasingly look to use artificial intelligence to boost cybersecurity, Kroll's Alan Brill discusses how sound legal counsel and compliance officers can ensure caution and assist with due diligence for the effective implementation of the technology.
Artificial intelligence can solve really old problems around data wrangling and data protection that are essential to many security investigations, said Norwest Ventures' Rama Sekhar. The VC firm is looking at emerging companies that use large language models to automatically clean up data.
Ransomware hackers' favorite currency is cryptocurrency. Digital assets transfer millions of dollars each year from victims to cybercriminals. But that dependency is also an opportunity for law enforcement to hit ransomware hackers in their most vulnerable spot.
Cybersecurity expert Mikko Hypponen recently got sent "LL Morpher," a new piece of malware that uses OpenAI's GPT to rewrite its Python code with every new infection. While more proof-of-concept than current threat, "the whole AI thing right now feels exciting and scary at the same time," he said.
AI Trust Risk and Security Management - AI TRiSM - is a new Gartner research category, and distinguished analyst Avivah Litan is assigned to it. She discussed today's AI attack surface, including attacks that use AI as well as attacks against it and trends to watch in the second half of 2023.