Ana Mezic

3 Reasons Why a Rule-Based Cybersecurity Platform Will Always Fail

When it comes to advancements in cybersecurity, rule-based systems are holding the industry back. Relying on humans to constantly input and label rules in order to detect and stay ahead of threats is a bottleneck process that is setting security teams up for failure, especially with tools like SIEM, NDR, and NTA.

What is Predictive AI and How is it Being Used in Cybersecurity?

The predictive AI field of machine learning collects, analyzes, and tests data to predict future possibilities. AI’s neurological network is patterned on the human brain. But AI works on a scale that goes far beyond what is humanly possible. The top uses for predictive AI technologies to protect sensitive data and systems are in network detection and response (NDR), threat detection, and cybercrime prevention.

Why The Future of Cybersecurity Needs Both Humans and AI Working Together

A recent WhiteHat Security survey revealed that more than 70 percent of respondents cited AI-based tools as contributing to more efficiency. More than 55 percent of mundane tasks have been replaced by AI, freeing up analysts for other departmental tasks.

MixMode CTO Responds to Self-Supervised AI Hopes

Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio were recently interviewed by VentureBeat Magazine on the topics of self-supervised learning and human-level intelligence for AI. Our CTO Dr. Igor Mezic sat down with our team to discuss some of the most interesting pieces of the LeCun article, and offer a potential solution to a search for truly self-supervised …

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Self-Supervised Learning – The Third-Wave in Cybersecurity AI

The relationship between modern cybersecurity solutions and AI has become inextricable. The unfortunate reality is that even the most talented and responsive SecOps teams are unable to manually catch every threat posed to the sprawling, hybrid networks on which today’s organizations rely. Forward-looking organizations know they need to bring AI and machine learning based security …

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One Thing All Cybersecurity teams Should Have During COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused most corporate businesses that remain open to shift to a work from home, remote workplace. Because of this, the cybersecurity industry has been turned on its head. Security teams went from monitoring and protecting established network environments to quickly pivoting their tools, resources, and oversight to manage a distributed workforce. This has …

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The Many Ways Your Employees Can Get Hacked While Working From Home and How to Respond

Although it is not surprising at all that hackers are taking advantage of the global pandemic —phishing threat reports are always highest when there is some natural disaster happening— we have never before had such an unsafe environment to protect. Here are a few of the most popular malicious acts:

Not All Artificial intelligence is created Equal

Throughout the tech community, “artificial intelligence” has become a blanket term often used to describe any computing process that requires little human input. Tasks like routine database functions, scheduled system scans, and software that adds automation to repetitive actions are regularly referred to as AI.  In truth, AI can play a part in these processes, …

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What the Clearview AI Breach Tells Us About Cybersecurity Today

The 2020 Clearview AI data breach spawned hundreds of attention-grabbing headlines, and for good reason. The company works closely with law enforcement agencies and other entities by sharing personal information about millions of people, for a variety of purposes. The breach raised many questions about the vulnerability of personal data in general.

The Big Switch: A Lack of Employable Security Professionals Causes Companies to Make the Switch to AI

For the past few years, a major problem has been mounting in the cybersecurity industry: a people shortage. Even before the outbreak of the current global pandemic, enterprises were hurting in the cybersecurity hiring department.  Companies are struggling to find employable cybersecurity professionals to handle an ever increasing and evolving number of new threats from …

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The Top 8 Concerns for CISO’s in 2020

Although a relatively new corporate position, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are becoming an integral part of the corporate hierarchy as enterprises begin to take security concerns more seriously. It’s a smart move considering that in 2019 security breaches cost companies on average $3.92 million. Now in 2020, CISOs are facing accelerating old threats along with some brand new ones. Here are the top eight CISO concerns of 2020:

2019 Data Breaches By the Numbers

We looked at trusted sources in our industry like the Ponemon Institute, FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (C3), and Global Market Insights to round up the top numbers you should know about data breaches that happened over the past year.

Wire Data: What is it Good For?

Today’s security and IT teams are increasingly relying on wire data to better secure their networks. A recent report conducted by network performance and security monitoring vendor VIAVI revealed that more network teams than ever consider wire data the most important data source when confronting security incidents.