What is Anomaly Detection in Cybersecurity?

Anomaly detection, the “identification of rare occurrences, items, or events of concern due to their differing characteristics from the majority of the processed data,” allows organizations to track “security errors, structural defects and even bank fraud,” according to DeepAI and described in three main forms of anomaly detection as: unsupervised, supervised and semi-supervised. Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts use each of these approaches to varying degrees of effectiveness in Cybersecurity applications.

Innovation During a Crisis: A story of PIE and Ice Cream

Some of you may have seen the “funny” statistic in the last few months that during the pandemic, ice cream sales are way up while deodorant sales are way down. Let’s just say that, for me, it’s coffee ice cream. Dessert aside, this stat does lead one to think about what other trends occur during a pandemic or a crisis when we look back at events such as world wars, the Great Depression, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007-08, etc.

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 More than 55 percent of mundane tasks have been replaced by AI, freeing up analysts for other departmental tasks.

3 Cyberthreats Facing Federal and State Governments in 2020

Bad actors do not discriminate. Organizations across all sectors are at risk — corporations, non-profits, and increasingly, federal and state government entities. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that security incidents increased by 1,300 percent from 2006 to 2015. This number is growing.

What Trends Will Shape the Cybersecurity Industry in 2020?

In this environment, it’s no surprise that U.S. CEOs rated cybersecurity as their top external concern in a survey conducted by the Conference Board. Those worries are unlikely to fade anytime soon, but 2020 also brings fresh opportunities for proactive measures to secure sensitive information. Here’s what you need to know about the trends that are currently emerging in cybersecurity and how you can make a difference in the future of the field:

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 …

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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 …

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