New ransomware variants and deceptive techniques such as living off the land and store now, decrypt later are sidestepping heuristic analysis and signature-based malware detection. Behavior-based tools can compare network activity against an established norm and flag when they detect unusual and suspicious actions and patterns. Powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, such tools…

The pandemic-propelled shift to work-from-home and bring-your-own-devices accelerated the already expanding move to the cloud. IDC predicts that global cloud spending will grow from $703 billion in 2021 to $1.3 trillion in 2025. Statista reports that the percentage of corporate data stored on the cloud rose from 30% in 2015 to 48% at the beginning…

Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI, today announced that its Autonomous Response technology, Antigena, successfully took action to stop a cyber-attack exploiting a GitLab vulnerability for the purposes of running crypto-mining malware at a major Italian electronics distributor. The GitLab vulnerability, which has been well reported, allows attackers to run arbitrary commands, including…

Multifactor authentication (MFA) became mainstream in 2021. Google began pushing to make MFA its default for all users. The Biden administration even required all federal agencies and contractors to implement MFA in its Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. MFA adds in extra layers of verifying a user’s identity so that attackers cannot compromise…

Entering 2022, the world continues to endure the pandemic. But the security industry has, no doubt, continued to shift, adapt, and develop in spite of things. Several trends have even accelerated. Beyond traditional “physical security,” a host of frontiers like AI, cloud computing, IoT, and cybersecurity are being rapidly pioneered by entities big and small…

“This change will represent one of the largest shifts in facial recognition usage in the technology’s history,” Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence for Facebook’s new parent company, Meta, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. “Its removal will result in the deletion of more than a billion people’s individual facial recognition templates.” He…

“Digital collaboration” and “critical thinking” are among the modern skills workers need for the post-pandemic economy, according to a new report. Questionmark is calling on employers to measure strengths and weaknesses across the workforce. The report explores what workers need to thrive in a modern environment. Such is the scale of the shift required, that…

Quantum computing is still cutting-edge, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. What is quantum computing? Is it the same as quantum cryptography, a central tenet of so-called quantum security? And where does artificial intelligence (AI) fit in? What Is Quantum Security? Often when you hear about quantum computing in terms of security, it’s…

Data poisoning against security software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is likely the next big cybersecurity risk. According to the RSA 2021 keynote presentation by Johannes Ullrich, dean of research of SANS Technology Institute, it’s a threat we should all keep an eye on. “One of the most basic threats when…