If you believe the vendor hype, Artificial Intelligence is the greatest thing to ever happen to cybersecurity. Guess what? The vendors may be correct, but it’s not easy to determine what is useful technology and what is fluffy marketing.
There’s tremendous excitement about Machine Learning and its Artificial Intelligence applications for cybersecurity. There’s a lot of confusion and vendor technobabble, too, that must be sorted out.
From Big Data to Behavioral Analytics to Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence presents a confusing landscape, in large part because the terms are vague and defined inconsistently (and vendors like it this way).
How do you destroy 500 million trust relationships at once? Break in to Yahoo! Today the company claimed that a breach from as far back as 2014 – the result of a "state-sponsored actor" – led to the loss of "account information [that] may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers."
It’s easy to make predictions. It’s harder to make predictions that actually come true. Experts Chris Inglis and Scott Scheferman share a collection of ransomware predictions which includes a set that have come true, some already made that could still come true, and a whole new set sure to knock your socks off.