Week in review: Evaluating AI-based cyber security systems, how CIA hit air-gapped computers


Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles:

How the CIA gained access to air-gapped computers
A new WikiLeaks release of documents believed to have been stolen from the CIA show the intelligence agency’s capability to infect air-gapped computers and networks via booby-trapped USB sticks.

Hackers extorted a cool $1 million from South Korean web hosting provider
Whether through ransomware, or simply by breaking into computer systems and exfiltrating and deleting the data found on them with other means, cyber extortionists are going for the big fish: businesses.

Evaluating artificial intelligence and machine learning-based systems for cyber security
All indicators suggest that 2017 is shaping up to be the year of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology for cyber security.