AI and ML in Cybersecurity Part 1: Don’t Believe the Hype! …Yet

Dumb AI

If you listen at all to industry news, you can’t escape the onslaught of marketing hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).  Self-driving cars!  Intelligent IT security!  Is SkyNet ready to take over the world?  Not quite.  Despite the optimism and promise, AI and ML largely remain in an immature stage where they

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Are You on the Path of Least Resistance… and Vulnerable?

Cyber Crime Strikes

NSA’s intellectual property extracted from an employee’s home computer…   Hacking attempts on real-time payment transfers at three Mexican banks…   Delta Air Lines, Sears and Best Buy breached by malware-infected software from a channel partner… What do these three incidents have in common? The hackers attacked at points of vulnerability. NSA. Bank of Mexico. Best Buy.

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Your Vulnerability is the Target

Vulnerability exposed

Thanks to everyone who came by RSA to say hello! We enjoyed our time in San Francisco and talking with everyone. Ransomware and the Internet of Things dominated the conversations, but will these topics still be hot in two years? Probably not. As technology, training and awareness address current vulnerabilities, a new weak link in

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Ransomware Dollars and Sense Part III: When Downtime Converts to Uptime

Ransomware Attack

Last week we covered the disturbing statistics that for small businesses (SMBs) hit by ransomware, 22% immediately cease operations and 60% close within 6 months. Still, even in the face of such complete financial disaster, the FBI recommends that companies do not pay ransoms because it only encourages more attacks. Despite this advice, SMBs still

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Ransomware Dollars and Sense Part 1: To Pay or Not to Pay

Ransomware Attack

Ransomware continues to be a hot topic because it continues to cause problems. Damaging attacks such as WannaCry and SamSam provide grim reminders of how prevalent ransomware attacks have become. In fact, PC PitStop has a running list of ransomware attacks for 2018 – at least the publicized attacks. Some entities paid, some did not,

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