Which cybersecurity topics are hot? One topical answer to that question comes via the upcoming RSA Conference 2020. Organizers say they received 2,400 responses to their call for speakers, and they've have highlighted 10 predominant themes, including secure design, frameworks, privacy and the human element.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the missteps that led to problems with the app used in this week's Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa. Also featured: growing privacy concerns about facial recognition and business continuity tips for dealing with the coronavirus.
Facebook scientists have proposed using "radioactive data" watermarks to identify when online images get used to train neural networks. The proposal appears to be aimed at the rise of big data startups, such as Clearview AI, that are scraping publicly available photographs to create facial recognition tools.
The European Union appears to be moving toward dropping a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology in public places, according to news reports. Some technology experts had argued that a temporary ban would be impractical and ineffective in preventing abuse.
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai is supporting an EU proposal for a temporary ban on the use facial recognition technology in public areas and is calling for government regulation of artificial intelligence.
The cybersecurity outlook for 2020 and the new decade will be characterized by more advanced, targeted and coordinated attack vectors designed to exploit the cybersecurity skills shortage, along with congenitally poor security fundamentals and hygiene.
MasterCard will acquire security startup RiskRecon for an undisclosed sum, the two companies announced Monday. The deal will allow MasterCard to offer third-party risk assessment to its business customers and consumers.
Fake news, fake accounts - even fake food. Gartner analyst Avivah Litan is concerned about the onslaught of "fake everything" and how it undermines the trust upon which enterprises are built. In this 2020 preview, Litan discusses emerging technologies to combat the fakes.
Just by using the term "artificial intelligence," we're already having the wrong conversation about machines and cybersecurity, says Chris Calvert of Respond Software. What conversations should we be having? Calvert discusses the proper balance of humans and machines.
Security experts speaking on the ending "locknote" panel at this year's Black Hat Europe highlighted trends from the conference, including the rise of fuzzing, simplification via the cloud, increasing vendor transparency as well as the industry too often still failing to focus on the basics.
The use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics has enormous potential, but along with that promise come critical privacy and security challenges, says technology attorney Stephen Wu.
A new defense company has been formed in United Arab Emirates, combining three government-owned and 22 independent companies in an effort to develop technologies to help thwart cyberattacks and repel military drones.