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Immutable memory protects against attacks
Immutable memory protects against attacks

A survey of cybersecurity experts from companies with more than 1.000 employees confirms that 46 percent of respondents believe that generative AI increases their company's vulnerability to attacks. This trend appears to be already well underway, with 75 percent of respondents confirming that they are seeing an increase in attacks compared to last year - 85 percent attributing this increase to the use of generative AI by cybercriminals. With generative AI, cyber fraudsters have even more options to adapt flexibly, use complex tactics to circumvent traditional data protection solutions and...

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Dangers of software supply chains
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

The software landscape continues to grow, and so it is not surprising that the vulnerabilities and attack surfaces of software libraries are not getting smaller. Software supply chain attacks are particularly attractive to threat actors because, if successful, they can gain access to hundreds or thousands of applications with just one attack. Exploiting vulnerabilities or compromising source code in trusted applications can allow an attacker to operate from a central location and move around the network undetected. Various solutions to this danger vector are being researched, a…

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January 28, 2024: European Data Protection Day
January 28, 2024: European Data Protection Day - KI MS

January 28, 2024 is European Data Protection Day. In this context, it is important to raise awareness of privacy and data protection and to raise awareness of relevant IT security issues - regardless of whether they concern the private or corporate environment. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are an obvious theme on Data Protection Day 2024 - both because of the potential benefits that such tools bring with them and because of the dangers that come with them, which are certainly cause for concern care for. According to Carla Roncato, Vice President of Identity, WatchGuard Technologies. AI…

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2024: AI-assisted cyberattacks on the rise
2024: AI-assisted cyberattacks on the rise

Trend Micro's 2024 cybersecurity predictions warn of the transformative role of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the cyber threat landscape, as well as a new wave of sophisticated social engineering tactics and identity theft using AI-powered tools . The widespread availability and improved quality of generative AI combined with Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to generate realistic photo, audio and video content will have a lasting impact on the phishing landscape in 2024. Trend Micro predicts a new wave of Business Email Compromise (BEC ), virtual kidnapping and other scams – triggered by the cost-effective…

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AI as a dark force in cybercrime
AI as a dark force in cybercrime

Two research reports show the current use of AI for attacks and, on the other hand, the attitude of cyber criminals to artificial intelligence is analyzed by examining dark web forums. The surprise: Not every criminal is convinced of the benefits of AI. Sophos today published two reports on the use of AI in cybercrime. The report "The Dark Side of AI: Large-Scale Scam Campaigns Made Possible by Generative AI" uses a concrete case study to examine how fraudsters could use technologies like ChatGPT in the future to carry out large-scale fraud attacks with minimal technical skills...

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Trends in IT security
Trends in IT security

A leading provider of security operation services offers an outlook on IT security trends for 2024 that CIOs and IT managers should be on the radar of. Important topics include the geopolitical situation, NIS2, the increase in cybercrime, the shortage of skilled workers and, above all, the topic of AI in companies. Cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and supply chain is more important than ever. The Russia-Ukraine war, the tensions in the Middle East, the Taiwan conflict and China in its dual role as an important trading partner and systemic rival to the West: the geopolitical situation is tense, and at the same time the cyber threat situation is worsening. We are watching…

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Security cloud with AI against cyber attacks
AI against cyberattacks

The new AI companion for the Security Cloud category is intended to simplify and automate cyberattack response and recovery. Included is Microsoft's Azure OpenAI in combination with its data threat engine based on machine learning. Artificial intelligence (AI) can help IT and security professionals better respond to cyber incidents. That's why Rubrik, the zero trust data security company, announces the generative AI companion Rubrik Ruby. This is available in the Security Cloud section and is intended to accelerate cyber detection, recovery and resilience. AI: Azure OpenAI and Data Threat Engine…

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AI-based security assistant
AI-based security assistant

A data-centric cybersecurity specialist, expands its AI and machine learning capabilities with the launch of Athena AI, a new generative AI layer spanning the entire Varonis Data Security Platform. Athena AI fundamentally improves the way security teams protect data, from visibility to action execution. Using natural language makes in-depth research and analysis much easier and more efficient. In this way, users of all skill and competence levels become security specialists. Generative AI SOC analyzes: Athena AI’s insights and measures help...

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One year of ChatGPT
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

The current boom in artificial intelligence is leading to a sharp increase in demand in the German market. Spending on AI software, services and related hardware is expected to rise to 6,3 billion euros this year. This corresponds to an increase of 32 percent compared to 2022, when 4,8 billion euros were spent on artificial intelligence. The digital association Bitkom reports this based on data from the market research company IDC. “The launch of ChatGPT a year ago was an initial spark for the use of AI. ChatGPT showed many people for the first time what AI can do today...

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IT trends 2024
IT trends 2024

A global leader in AI for cybersecurity has released predictions for 2024 IT trends. Max Heinemeyer, Chief Product Officer, expects in particular an increasing use of AI in attacks, greater bypassing of multi-factor authentication (MFA), more successful actions by Europol and a consolidation of security platforms. Cybercriminals Develop First AI Worm In 2023, hackers tested AI-based malware such as WormGPT and FraudGPT, as well as integrated other AI solutions into their attack methods. In 2024, APTs, state-sponsored attackers, and professional ransomware gangs will use AI in novel ways. The consequences are even faster and more scalable,…

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