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AI and Cyber Security - How Does It Work To Benefit Business?

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AI and cyber security are also a perfect partnership for the appropriate scaling of operations to manage cybercrime. Security teams can sometimes feel that they have a huge burden on their shoulders, with the growing number and variety of cyberattacks. Artificial intelligence allows for automation of some elements, such as early detection and incident management. Machine-based systems generate massive amounts of data which makes it hard for human security experts to keep up with and adequately process it all. Computers and AI are perfectly primed to find and attack elements quickly and efficiently, but they do not have the intelligence to act beyond this point.


Intel fixed a business security bug after almost a decade

Engadget

Intel has released a firmware upgrade that can patch up a security hole that has reportedly been lurking in various enterprise PCs for almost a decade. In a note that came with the update, the chipmaker said the vulnerability can be found in Active Management Technology, Standard Manageability and Small Business Technology, all of which are parts of Intel's suite of processor features for enterprise systems. Your company's IT division uses those to manage its computer fleet, but since they have a security flaw, an unauthorized network attacker can also use them to hijack PCs in your network. According to security experts at SemiAccurate, "every Intel platform from Nehalem to Kaby Lake has a remotely exploitable security hole." Since Intel launched the Nehalem architecture in 2008, the security vulnerability might have been around for almost a decade.


Symantec buys Appthority, Javelin Networks to expand endpoint security business

ZDNet

Symantec on Monday said that it's acquired Appthority and Javelin Networks in an effort to bring key technology integrations to its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform. The cybersecurity firm said Appthority brings enhanced protections against mobile app vulnerabilities, while Javelin adds tools to thwart Active Directory-based attacks. Both companies were folded into Symantec's endpoint security business, part of its broader Enterprise Security business. The enterprise segment missed revenue targets for Symantec's second quarter, reported last week, but CEO Gregory Clark said the company expects "to recapture momentum" in upcoming quarters with new products in the pipeline. "The endpoint is a hotly-contested environment," Clark told Wall Street analysts during the company's earnings call Thursday.


How Artificial Intelligence Will Help The Physical Security Industry Sonitrol Security

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Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing the future of business security and current trends in the security industry. This week, we want to go more in-depth and take a look at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently affecting the industry and how it will shape the future of the security industry. We briefly mentioned AI earlier this month in our blog on the Latest Security Topics and Trends, but you might not know the unique history behind the phenomenon, which dates all the way back to the 1940's. The technology has great potential to disrupt every industry, including business security. World War ll brought together many brilliant minds.


Cisco's cyber security bet

FOX News

Cisco (CSCO) is betting its charge into the rapidly-growing cyber security industry will reinvigorate its sales as it faces stagnation in the networking equipment business that once propelled it to become one of the of the world's biggest technology companies. The San Jose, Calif.-based giant is harnessing the power of the cloud as it looks to differentiate itself, hoping to break down the walls between cyber-security applications to allow companies to better detect and prevent attacks on their networks. "Security today for customers has become way too complicated," David Ulevitch, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's security business, told FOX Business. "It's become very difficult for people to figure out where they have complete coverage of their security profile and where they have gaps. We look at the cloud as a way to really tie things together from an information-sharing standpoint and an automation standpoint."