IBM has bought a startup founded by a longtime security leader in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office to ensure personal identifiable information isn't left unprotected. The deal will ensure sensitive data isn't exposed in public cloud data stores or SaaS apps like Slack, SharePoint or Office 365.
Artificial intelligence can solve really old problems around data wrangling and data protection that are essential to many security investigations, said Norwest Ventures' Rama Sekhar. The VC firm is looking at emerging companies that use large language models to automatically clean up data.
Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT have created quite a buzz. Cybersecurity defenders are excited about the prospect of simplifying coding but are concerned about security and privacy issues. SentinelOne’s Milad Aslaner said security teams should get to know emerging AI - before the criminals do.
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.
A cyber risk quantification startup backed by ex-Cisco CEO John Chambers has raised $50 million to apply ML technology and build more API adapters. The money will allow Safe Security to capitalize on generative AI to help nontechnical leaders better understand their organizations' security postures.
Italy's suspension of ChatGPT is part of a "wider campaign in Italy" to regulate the use of AI applications, said attorney Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery Compliance, who added that transparency, usage and the protection of intellectual property are major concerns with the new generative AI tool.
The launch of Microsoft's Security Copilot may have attracted the most attention in the market since it was developed by the company that brought generative AI chatbots to the masses, but it's neither the first nor the only security product to incorporate OpenAI's ChatGPT into its design.
Netography has added more detection features and data science capabilities to help large enterprises better understand what's on their networks, according to CEO Martin Roesch. The Annapolis, Maryland-based company over the past 12 months has quintupled the amount of data ingested into its system.
The economic downturn has laid bare just how much of a disaster special purpose acquisition companies have been for the cyber industry. Despite this, confidential computing security vendor Hub decided to try its luck with a SPAC. So far, Hub's time on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange hasn't gone well.
Technologists were quick to point out that popular AI-based chatbot, ChatGPT, could lower the bar for attackers in phishing campaigns and even write malware code, but Cato Networks' Etay Maor advises taking these predictions "with a grain of salt" and explores the pros and cons of ChatGPT.
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Embedding OpenAI technology in Microsoft Bing will help both hackers and cyber defenders. The AI tool could make it easier for hackers to drive traffic to malicious sites, avoid search engine blocking and distribute malware, but it could also help security teams with code analysis and threat intel.
Will large language models such as ChatGPT take cybercrime to new heights? Researchers say AI for malicious use so far remains a novelty rather than a useful and reliable cybercrime tool. But as AI capabilities and chatbots improve, the cybersecurity writing is on the wall.
Darktrace has brought in Ernst & Young to review the cybersecurity AI vendor's financial process and controls following bombshell allegations from short seller Quintessential Capital Management. The review comes weeks after QCM claimed that Darktrace overstated its sales, margins and growth rates.
Airbus has made a formal offer to purchase a 29.9% stake in Atos' $4.8 billion Evidian cybersecurity, big data and digital business. Atos says it will initiate negotiations focused on both Airbus' offer and a long-term strategic and technological partnership between the two organizations.