Itsik Mantin, Director of Security Research, Imperva, 7/14/2017
For me, the term "artificial intelligence" is strongly bound to Arnold Schwarzenegger trying first to ruin and later save the world as The Terminator. More than 30 years have passed since the film, and the term AI is a buzz word once again. But how do we separate fact from fiction?
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 7/11/2017
Any innovative tech startup seeking inspiration and a benchmark need look no further currently than Darktrace, the artificial intelligence-based cybersecurity system company that is proving something of a money magnet right now.
Mere weeks after the WannaCry exploit that crippled the NHS and other computer systems all over the world, the UK parliament was hit in a targeted attack to try to find weak passwords to parliamentary email accounts. (See NHS England Hit by a 'Large-Scale' Cyberattack.)
InfoSec sounds like a spy agency or some such; the kind of thing you wouldn't be surprised to turn up in a Tom Clancy or Andy McNab novel. However, in this context, it stands for information security, and is one of the largest industry conferences and exhibitions for IT security professionals around the world.
After the outbreak started on Friday, the global cyber attack has raged throughout the weekend. It's now affected over 150 countries and 10,000 organizations, according to European officials. Microsoft has attempted to patch it, but unless people install this update it's not going to do anything. (see NHS England Hit by a 'Large-Scale' Cyberattack).
The National Health Service (NHS), the healthcare provider for the majority of the British public, has been hit by a large-scale cyberattack, affecting NHS organisations across England. As Scotland and Wales both use different IT networks, they appear to be unaffected.
Video cameras monitor a lot of what we do in the 21st century, making sure we are as safe and secure as it's possible to be. The video captured goes unwatched for long periods of time, despite the fact the information it holds could be very useful for city planners.
When one compares cybersecurity today to what it was ten years ago, the two are almost unidentifiable as the same industry: The iPhone had only just launched; Facebook was still in its infancy; the Internet of Things (IoT) was still a dream.
Successful rollout of enterprise digital transformation continues to be a mixed bag. We continue to see the explosive increase in connected devices (the IoT phenomenon) and large advances in application capabilities to improve enterprise productivity. But we've also seen the challenges of securely implementing these technologies potentially delaying ...