Category: CyberSecurity

AI and ML in Cybersecurity Part 2: QA Basics and Seatbelts


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. 

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

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

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

Ransomware Dollars and Sense Part 2: No Business Too Small

Ransomware Attack

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 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,