Navigating AI as a Double-Edged Sword

Navigating AI as a Double-Edged Sword

The landscape of cyber threats is poised to become more treacherous due to the advancing use of AI in code writing and the dissemination of malicious techniques.  The race between cyber attackers and defenders will intensify, with AI at the centre of this escalating arms race.

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Biden data EO a step forward

President Joe Biden took a step forward in protecting American's data this week and issued an executive order (EO) to protect Americans’ personal information from hostile governments. It comes a year after a government report outlining how China is buying the data from legitimate data brokers and the mysterious “third-parties” and “certain partners” identified in online terms and conditions.

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Bad month for Cybercrime

It has been a bad month for cybercrime. Yes, attacks are on the way up. Yes, they are still extorting money and causing infrastructure chaos. But there is a massive, shadow-busting spotlight on them right where they live. Defense technology and law enforcement are catching up. Foremost in the bad news is the international takedown of the Lockbit ransomware emporium and its customers. It only took a week before they claimed to be back up and running, but governments worldwide now have the technology and the industry partners to find them. Their reputation is severely damaged. Blame game When the…...

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How serious do companies take cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity in an organisation is primarily a proactive effort. Whilst it does have a reactive component as well, a response to a cyberattack may only be successful with proper planning and preparation. The hope with a crisis response plan is also that you should never need it as long as you make sure threats can’t breach your protections.  In GetApp’s 2024 Data Security Survey, we discovered that most sampled employees work in companies that have a formal response plan in place, yet 13% of respondents are employed in businesses without such a plan, leaving themselves exposed to attackers.  Likewise, 22%…...

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Breach affects half of France

French regulators recently warned that a January 2024 cyber-attack on two major healthcare sector companies caused over 33 million people’s data to be compromised. The data includes sensitive personal information, which threat actors could exploit in phishing campaigns and financial fraud schemes. Cybersixgill observed demand for the stolen data on the underground, in addition to threat actors disseminating similar content from previous breaches. On February 7, 2024, France’s National Commission for Information Technology and Liberties (CNIL) issued a notice that two major healthcare payment service providers, Viamedis and Almerys, suffered cyber-attacks that affected the data of more than 33 million…...

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Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Sundar Pichai are the faces of misinformation

Opinion: Deprioritize social media for peace

Finding content from legacy media is getting difficult in social media by design of the management of social media companies, while information from radicalized groups, hostile nation states, and paid political consultants currently makes up the bulk of information that these users call “news.”

7 Most Dangerous Cybersecurity Threats

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, each year brings a new set of cybersecurity threats that can put your digital life and sensitive information at risk. As you navigate the digital world, staying informed about the latest dangers lurking in the shadows is crucial.

From Coders to Protectors: Women’s Influence in Cybersecurity

The need for knowledgeable people to safeguard our online environment has increased. In this context, women have become significant influences in cybersecurity.

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AI is at war with itself

It almost seems that the AI market is an industry at war with itself.

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Security issues, regulation, reality dull AI hype

In the last year the tech world has seen some spectacular expectation resets on “revolutionary” technology. Social media has gone from a boon to democracy to a hellscape of mediocre and abusive content. Cryptocurrency and NFT swallowed more fortunes than they created and the Metaverse is little more than a money pit for Mark Zuckerberg. But no advancement changed in perception as fast as large language model (LLM) machine-learning systems. The technology, in development for most of the past decade, rose rapidly in public attention in November 2022 when OpenAI announced the general availability of ChatGPT. By December both the

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Sextortion is criminal, but may not be a crime

“Sextortion” is a popular theme in media and the news, but it may or may not be a big deal. It might not even be a crime depending on where you live. No one can really come up with a consensus about what it is and how widespread it is. It’s even difficult to pin down what constitutes the typical perpetrator of this crime.

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Report: 2024 Threat Landscape

From our predictions issue: The cybersecurity landscape in 2024 is poised for significant developments and challenges. This report offers valuable insights into the evolving threat landscape and the measures needed to mitigate risks effectively.

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Safer Internet Day: Cybersecurity Best Practices

Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness among young people of online issues. But they’re not the only ones who need to be aware of online safety. Businesses are just as vulnerable to cyber threats if they don’t protect themselves appropriately. 

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Scam bucket: “Brushing” scams are hard to defend

“Brushing” scams are one of the rarer internet crimes and are hard to defend once started. They can range from relatively benign pranks to outright identity theft. Most commonly found on Amazon, they can occur on any e-commerce site that uses customer reviews to boost products.

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Experts leery of “benefits” of AI

Generative AI platforms have dominated news cycles for much of 2023 and that probably won’t abate in 2024. That isn’t surprising. The technology is spreading through every facet of life. Our lead article from the 2024 predictions issue!

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Our 2024 Predictions Issue is here

The heading says it all: Our latest issue, focusing on predictions for 2024, has finally arrived.

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2024: The year of GenAI

From our predictions issue: With ChatGPT the discussion around generative AI continues. But, beyond the headlines, what are the security implications? Can GenAI ever be used by professionals working in the security space?

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Commentary: Move fast and break AI

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Five critical cybersecurity trends for 2024

As companies make cybersecurity a core focus going into 2024, cybercriminals are adapting by developing sophisticated social engineering tactics, using AI to launch more effective attacks, and targeting new attack vectors.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Sundar Pichai are the faces of misinformation

Deepfakes, disinformation, billionaires and Zuckerberg top our list of most dangerous people on the internet

Billionaires and SEO top our list of most dangerous people on the internet

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Legislation and lawsuits influence development in 2024

When it comes to technology, politicians and lawyers usually chime in on technology problems years after a product is on the market and well-adopted. But in 2024 government regulation, legislation and lawsuits, both criminal and civil, will influence the development of security and AI technology more than any innovation or market demand. And that’s just fine with industry… for the most part.

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