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

A Proven Strategy For Defending Against Zero-Day Exploits And Attacks — Updated for 2023

By Christian Wiens | January 24, 2023

Zero-day attacks are considered the number one cybersecurity threat to company networks large and small. Understand what they are, why it’s so hard to detect them, and how artificial intelligence (AI) is helping to solve this modern problem.

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Webinar On Demand: Stopping Novel Attacks – Secure Your Business Against Unknown Threats

By Christian Wiens | November 8, 2022

Hosted by Mark Ehr, Senior Consulting Analyst for 451 Research Advisors and Igor Mezic, Chief Scientist and CTO for MixMode on Tuesday, November 1st at 1pm EST / 10am PST, they will discuss why security analytics needs to include advanced Third-Wave AI, which autonomously learns normal behavior and adapts to constantly changing network environments, to address the next generation of cyberthreats and increase SOC productivity.

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451 Research Finds Self-Learning Technology to Address Cybersecurity Blind Spots and Reduce Analyst Burnout

By Christian Wiens | October 12, 2022

In the report, 451 Research explains why security analytics needs to include advanced Third-Wave AI, which autonomously learns normal behavior and adapts to constantly changing network environments, to address the next generation of cyberthreats and increase SOC productivity.

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Can Your Enterprise Cybersecurity Solution Solve These Two Challenges? You May Be More Vulnerable Than You Realize

By Christian Wiens | June 16, 2022

Of all the challenges facing the modern SOC, two stand out among the most persistent and difficult to overcome: an overwhelming volume of false positive alerts and an alarming escalation in zero-day and novel threats that are often imperceptible by legacy systems.

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Zero-day Exploit Discoveries Hit Record Numbers in 2021

By Christian Wiens | May 19, 2022

The number of zero-day exploit discoveries hit record numbers in 2021, according to Google Project Zero. Instances of “in-the-wild 0-days” were up nearly double versus 2020, when only 25 0-day exploits were detected. In 2021, the total was 58.

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Local U.S. Governments and Municipalities at Risk of Foreign Nation Cyber Attacks

By Christian Wiens | April 19, 2022

Experts have warned that the Russia-Ukraine conflict poses an unprecedented cyber risk for U.S. organizations as well as State and local governments and municipalities.

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Forbes: Comparing Legacy Rules-Based Cybersecurity Platforms And AI-Based Platforms

By Christian Wiens | February 15, 2022

Chief Scientist and CTO for MixMode, Igor Mezic, wrote this article for Forbes magazine on the advantages of moving away from a legacy rule-based cybersecurity platform to a third-wave AI platform that can better detect zero-day threats.

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Log4j: the Latest Zero-Day Exploit to Log Jam Cybersecurity

By Christian Wiens | December 21, 2021

Log4j is the latest example of a zero-day exploit to be discovered and put a big part of the industry into chaos. Given its wide adoption by developers, the impact of the log4j exploit is quite broad and will take a tremendous amount of time to resolve.

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Dependence on Log Data | The Limitations, Hidden Costs, and Additive Nature of SIEM

By Christian Wiens | September 28, 2021

ou may be surprised to learn that log data is proprietary to each security platform vendor. There is no standard format or even a standard labeling mechanism. Your data only has context within the parameters of your SIEM vendor.

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Dependence on Log Data | An Increasing Vulnerability to Threat Actors

By Christian Wiens | September 24, 2021

How sure are you that log files represent the best source of information to base your entire Cybersecurity program upon? Log data is the cornerstone of every traditional cybersecurity platform including SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics), and xDR (Detection and Response).

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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.