Last week, we illustrated a handful of flaws for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms that became revealed once they were applied to real-world situations. Soliton’s AI expert, Dr. Tedd Hadley offered an analogy that these biases were the equivalent of software bugs and described how basic Quality Assurance (QA) could be applied.
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
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
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
In our last post we took a look at ransomware in the enterprise and asked the question: Is it always wrong to pay up when hit by ransomware? Today we shine the light on small business. With ransomware damages costing victims an estimated $1 billion in 2016, close to $5 billion in 2017 and a
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,