Eight out of ten (81%) people participating in a recent study of consumers in the United Kingdom (U.K.) said how a manufacturer protects against cyber-attacks and privacy invasions is important when purchasing a smart home, fitness or medical device. Commissioned by UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, the study of consumer internet of things (IoT) buying habits suggests consumers are increasingly concerned about the security of their connected smart devices. Security is now of the same importance as other factors, like brand value or word-of-mouth recommendations, when making a purchase. Continue reading
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Google Career Certificate for hackers
If code could be generated, why can’t it generate security controls?
April 30, 2023 /Technology/ — As generative AI continues to develop, it is likely that we will see even more innovative and effective ways to use this technology to protect our data and our systems. By creating predictive models, generating simulated environments, and analyzing large volumes of data, generative AI can help identify and respond to threats before they cause damage. Generative AI has enormous potential to transform cybersecurity, including cloud, device, and even home security systems. Continue reading
How to mitigate the risk of AI prompt injection and protect your systems from harm
April 26, 2023 /Technology/ — Prompt Engineering is considered one of the hottest new tech skills. It refers to communicating with AI systems by using natural human language, such as English, to make them respond to some specific action or task. Talking to AI software can be done for legitimate reasons, it can also be done for harmful purposes.
Here are some examples of AI prompt injection attacks that have been used for harmful instructions: Continue reading
UK Security Minister CYBERUK speech
20 April 2023 /Policy/ — The Security Minister stressed the importance of businesses and individuals taking steps to protect themselves from cyber threats. He said that businesses should invest in cyber security measures, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems. He also said that individuals should be careful about what information they share online and should use strong passwords. Continue reading
Spring budget 2023: AI announcements hint at data grab behind the scenes
Eerke Boiten, De Montfort University
In the area of digital technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), the UK budget can be a barometer of technological development and hype. However, there is a worrying drive towards deregulation in the background – combined with an apparent desire to encourage the rights holders for data to share it with companies involved in AI.
56% of Internet Users Fall for Phishing Scams, CUJO AI Reports
CUJO AI, the global leader of cybersecurity and network intelligence solutions for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), today released its annual report, “Cybersecurity Report 2022: Consumer Devices Under Threat.” Continue reading
SecurityGen identifies the cybersecurity priorities for mobile operators in 2023
SecurityGen, the award-winning global provider of security solutions and services for the telecoms industry, today announced its cybersecurity priorities for telecom operators in 2023. Continue reading
Avast 2023 Predictions Highlight Increased Risk for Detrimental Damage Caused by Ransomware Gangs
Avast, a leading global digital security and privacy consumer brand by Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), anticipates an increased risk of ransomware attacks in 2023 threatening to leak people’s and businesses’ valuable data if ransom demands aren’t paid. Additionally, Avast researchers foresee optimization of social engineering used in scam attacks, taking advantage of economic hardships and energy crisis fears. The experts also expect increased malicious activity overall, as open-source malware becomes more accessible, and cybergangs recruit hacktivists to join their causes. Continue reading
US Ports and Terminals Sustain Increased Cybersecurity Attacks
Jones Walker LLP today publicly released the findings of its 2022 Ports and Terminals Cybersecurity Survey, examining cybersecurity preparedness in US-based ports and terminals. The report outlining the results of the survey is authored by four of the firm’s attorneys and the findings will be presented by two of them, Jim Kearns and Andy Lee, during the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 2:30 pm Central Daylight Time today. Continue reading