Third-party targeting by attackers has intensified due to the interconnectedness of the business world, enabling adversaries to exploit intermediaries for access. With the surge in cloud adoption, visibility in the cloud is paramount, advised Levi Gundert, chief security officer at Recorded Future.
Secure access service edge has evolved significantly over the past four years, transforming from a relatively new idea into a well-defined and widely discussed framework for network and security architecture. NetWitness focuses on integration rather than offering a SASE product.
While a significant number of attacks are not yet AI-driven, there's a noticeable shift in the creation of generative malware and lures for business email compromise, warned Ashan Willy, CEO at Proofpoint. LLMs are being used to create enticing lures in foreign languages to target broader audiences.
Malicious actors often devise ingenuous ways to infiltrate networks. Michael Sikorski, CTO and vice president of engineering of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, shed light on an unconventional tactic deployed by Russian hackers: the Trojanization of legitimate advertisements.
Enterprises have been keenly exploring the potential of generative AI, deploying it to fuel innovation. But stealthy integration of AI features into products already owned by organizations has cybersecurity experts worried, said Jeff Pollard, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester.
The demand for DDoS-for-hire services has surged significantly in recent years. Cameron Schroeder, chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said the increase is driven by accessibility, ease of use and the need for only minimal technical proficiency.
Will AI take my job? Maybe or maybe not. But it can certainly help ease the shortage of skilled workers by automating routine tasks and supplementing human skills. Jon France, CISO at ISC2, sheds light on how generative artificial intelligence is addressing this critical challenge.
Business email compromise continues to be a significant threat and is one of the most financially damaging online crimes. Attackers continue to innovate and grow in sophistication, which means defenders need to leverage new technology, warned Mike Britton, CISO of Abnormal Security.
As the digital landscape evolves, security teams need skills and training platforms that can provide the right resources for an organization "by showing what someone has got in terms of skills, without necessarily fully relying on their CVs," said Jess Burn, senior analyst at Forrester.
Recent legal actions against CISOs have spawned a debate on whether security leaders should be held accountable for security incidents. CISOs should manage this shifted liability through real-time documentation and collaboration with law enforcement, said attorney Stephen Reynolds.
Grant Bourzikas shared his experience as the new CISO at Cloudflare, highlighting a 90-day period during which he engaged with customers, internal nonsecurity personnel, executives and his team to gather insights on Cloudflare's security landscape.
Organizations engaged in software production often run their applications and services within cloud environments. CEO Ganesh Pai advocates the "shift-up" approach for enhanced cloud security, which focuses on operational visibility extending from software composition to production workloads.
Chen Burshan, the CEO of Skyhawk Security, wants to use the power of generative AI as part of the threat detection flow. Organizations with risk management tools in place and risk reduction occurring are still getting breached and therefore need to focus more on threat detection, he said.
Applications rely on lines of code to provide business value, but too much of that code is inherently dirty, full of inconsistencies and vulnerabilities. Olivier Gaudin, co-founder and CEO of Sonar, said organizations need clean code that is consistent, intentional, adaptable and responsible.
In the new world of workloads in the cloud, hybrid systems, shadow IT and microservices, the legacy approach to threat detection no longer works, said Matt Shea, Chief Strategy Officer at MixMode. "Data is too big," he said, and "a radical new approach" is required.