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The latest stories on Cybersecurity, AI, and everything in between from MixMode

Top 5 Ways AI is Making Cybersecurity Technology Better

The consensus in the cybersecurity industry in 2019 is pretty clear: AI in cybersecurity is here to stay, and it has a variety of interesting use cases that is advancing the industry as a whole for the better. From Network Detection and Response (NDR) to potentially helping to displace the humble password as the user ...

Cybercrime Costs to Increase to $3 Trillion by 2021: This Week in AI

Cybersecurity Budgets Swell as Threats Increase Analysts are predicting that cybercrime could cost the world between $3 to $6 trillion US Dollars annually by 2021. Unfortunately, given the current climate of the cybersecurity industry, a company could spend their entire budget and then some on cybersecurity and still be at risk of a major breach. ...

What are Zero-Day Attacks? And How AI is Being Used to Combat Them

Detecting and defending against zero-day attacks is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the modern security practitioner. In 2017, 25% of all reported breaches were caused by zero-day attacks. In 2018, that number rose to 37%.  Further, in a survey of 660 IT leaders, zero-day attacks were considered the number one threat facing their organization. The ...

Banks are Employing AI for Cybersecurity Needs: This Week in AI

UK Firms Turn to AI for Help with Hacking  Over half of businesses in the UK faced a hack just this year, according to Hiscox, up from 40 percent last year. The huge jump in threats is causing business owners in the UK and all over the world to start to pay close attention to ...

What is Network Detection and Response (NDR)? A bEginner’s Guide

Recently, network detection and response, or NDR, has been established as a key tool for companies seeking to improve their threat response. It's a relatively new network security strategy which developed in response to perceived shortcomings in existing network security systems.  We wanted to help explain what modern network detection and response is, how it ...

Cybercrime is Becoming an Epidemic: This Week in AI

How AI Can Support Cybersecurity Leaders Cybercrime has become somewhat of an epidemic recently, with its impact being felt all over the business world. Attacks have grown more and more sophisticated and have also increased exponentially in volume, becoming a threat too great to ignore.  Techradar reports that the UN estimates that 80 percent of ...

The Tech Stack Needed to Start an MSSP Practice: Firewall, SIEM, EDR and NDR

Recently I was wandering around Reddit in the usual cybersecurity / AI / network security communities and landed on a question from a couple months ago that essentially asked: “If you were to start a managed security service provider practice, or MSSP, what would that practice look like?” The member asked further about the wide gamut of ...

When Attackers Automate: This Week in AI

Attacking and Defending with Artificial Intelligence Often when discussing Machine Learning and AI in the cybersecurity space, we focus on the potential defense capabilities of AI systems. However, it’s time we start paying attention to the other side as well, as hackers begin to arm themselves with similar technologies.  Industry practitioners believe that we will ...

Silicon Valley Needs to Step up Their Security: This Week in AI

Silicon Valley Has Let Its Cybersecurity Guard Down According to an article by Brian O’Keefe for Fortune Magazine, Silicon Valley isn’t paying enough attention when it comes to threats posed by state-sponsored hackers.At least, that was the conclusion a group of cybersecurity experts came to in a discussion at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., on Tuesday.“I ...

AI-Enabled Cybersecurity Is Necessary for Defense: Capgemini Report

850 senior executives from Information Security, Cybersecurity, and IT Operations in seven industries across ten countries were recently surveyed by consulting and technology services firm, Capgemini, in their “Reinventing Cybersecurity with Artificial Intelligence” report. The goal being to understand today’s benefits, complexities, and levels of implementation of AI in cybersecurity across IT (information technology), OT (operation ...

Artificial Intelligence Gaining Popularity Overseas: This Week In AI

AI is Picking Up Speed Overseas An online study found that over a quarter of respondents in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia would prefer their cybersecurity to be managed by AI.  The study interviewed more than 10,000 people in EMEAi and was conducted by Palo Alto Networks and YouGov alongside Dr Jessica Barker, an expert in the human nature of ...

Web App Security: Necessary, Vulnerable, and In Need of AI for Security

Web applications are a necessary part of doing business in 2019. Walk into any department in any company -- large or small -- and employees likely have several web app browsers on their screen that are making their job function easier. We are talking the sites that modern day businesses depend on: Google Cloud, Slack, WordPress, DropBox, PayPal, Shopify, Salesforce...and the list goes ...

3 Articles You May Have Missed Last Month

Wow. Did June go by as fast for you as it did for us? Closing out Q2 and heading into a short Holiday week (Happy 4th of July everyone), we wanted to share 3 of our top articles from last month that are definitely worth a quick read - whether it be from your office ...

Hackers are Starting to Use AI: This Week In AI

Here’s Why It's Time To Prepare for AI Wielding Hackers  “The war against cyber attackers isn't a fair battle. Companies have to defend against all attacks, while the attackers only have to get through once. And it's about to get much, much worse,” writes Marie Korolov for Data Center Knowledge, effectively explaining the biggest roadblock for ...

The Endpoint Gap in Corporate Security

“The biggest misconception people have about endpoints is that they have an idea of what their endpoints really are. The security industry has rightly taught defense-in-depth & blocking. However, too many companies rely solely on that concept, and aren't prepared for what happens when something is breached. That breach, when it happens, will take place ...

Machine Learning vs Artificial Intelligence: This Week in AI

What’s the difference between ML and AI in Cybersecurity? Many don’t understand how AI works in terms of cybersecurity, despite most agreeing that it is necessary to implement it going forward. According to a recent survey by Webroot, nearly 75 percent of IT professionals stated they intend to incorporate more artificial intelligence (AI) solutions into their cybersecurity ...

About MixMode

MixMode is the first to bring a third-wave, context-aware AI approach that automatically learns and adapts to dynamically changing environments. MixMode’s monitoring platform, PacketSled, better understands network behavior as it adapts to baseline changes and enables both misuse detection and anomaly detection, as well as predictive maintenance. Used by enterprises and MSSPs for real-time network analysis, threat hunting and incident response, the platform leverages continuous stream monitoring and retrospection to provide network forensics and security analytics. Security teams can integrate PacketSled into their orchestration engine, SIEM, or use PacketSled independently to dramatically reduce false positive alerts and the resources required to respond to persistent threats, malware, insider attacks and nation state espionage efforts.

The company has been named an innovator in leading publications and by security analysts, including SC Magazine, earning a finalist award in 2018 and 2019 for "Best Computer Forensic Solution.” Based in Santa Barbara, with offices in San Diego, the company is backed by Keshif Ventures and Blu Venture Investors. For case studies, continuous product updates and industry news, please visit us at www.mixmode.ai.