AI is a tool for augmenting humans rather than replacing them, and AI is far from surpassing human capabilities on a scalable level. Although AI can generate realistic images and believable text, it still has a long way to go in detecting anomalies, said Kyle Hanslovan, CEO of Huntress.
Artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology is vulnerable to cyberattacks due to a lack of security around the models themselves, said Mark Hatfield, founder and general partner at Ten Eleven Ventures. How do we identify and fix the potential risks of misuse that come with AI?
The speed at which we're seeing ransomware attacks has increased dramatically in the last couple of years - and it's only getting faster, warns Mary O'Brien, general manager, IBM Security. Ransomware deployment has increased from three months to four days on average.
Early-stage startups interested in the implementation of artificial intelligence are often concerned about the policies surrounding AI use. While some startups are looking at automating policies, others are building platforms to test the accuracy, integrity and robustness of AI models.
Generative AI has revolutionized the way people interact with chatbots. Ruby Zefo, chief privacy officer and ACG for privacy and cybersecurity at Uber Technologies, cited ChatGPT as an example of the need to conduct an "environmental scan" of both external and internal risks associated with it.
As IT and OT systems converge with the adoption of Industry 4.0, the security risk to OT systems and IoT devices is high. To secure the enterprise, organizations need network segmentation tools to scan for malicious content across the OT environment, says Ivan Issac of OPSWAT.
Pre-RSA social media gaming predicted it. Many predicted they would loath it. And it happened: Discussions at this year's RSA conference again and again came back to generative artificial intelligence - but with a twist. Even some of the skeptics professed their conversion to the temple of AI.
Organizations often face challenges when they aim to build sustainable security programs at scale. Anna Westelius, director of security engineering with Netflix, discussed the company's big infrastructure projects that give it more leverage over time than investing in manual processes.
The number of ransoms paid by organizations is on the decline, which is positive news. But we know that the criminals are always innovating. Valerie Abend, global cyber strategy lead at Accenture, said cybercriminals are constantly learning to accomplish their objectives.
There is a growing need for "citizen data scientists," such as engineers and programmers, to better understand the inner workings of AI and ML as those technologies become more ubiquitous, said Tom Scanlon, technical manager of the CERT data science team at Carnegie Mellon University.
A renaissance around data protection has taken advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning to boost data classification and governance, said Forcepoint CEO Manny Rivelo. Advances in areas like generative AI allow hackers to form sophisticated attacks that evade defenses like sandboxes.
As the Information Security Media Group editors wrapped up their coverage of RSA Conference 2023, everyone agreed that it was good to have the cybersecurity community back together in one place, working to solve the serious issues it faces, including AI, adversaries and "regulatory tension."
The intelligence community long refrained from adopting open-source technology, but its value has become evident with the rise of cloud computing and machine learning. Practitioners also are shifting toward open-source intelligence to augment the information obtained through human intelligence.
It's getting harder to distinguish between normal and unusual threat activity, with more sophisticated attacks exacerbated by hybrid work and, soon, AI attacks. Defenders need correlated rather than isolated telemetry to get more signal and less noise, say Jeetu Patel and Tom Gillis of Cisco.
The threat posed by cybercriminals and fraudsters creates shared risks across the financial services industry including fintech companies. But fintech firms can balance rapid innovation with security and work with each other and governments to repel attackers, said Razorpay CISO Hilal Lone.