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Machine learning security: why security is important in ML

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Machine learning security is software security for machine learning systems. Like other types of software, machine learning software is at risk for security breaches and cyber attacks. Although machine learning has been around even longer than computer security, its security risks were some of the least understood. Over recent years, hackers have been working hard to figure out all the potential attacks an ML system could fall victim to, so that engineers know what potential risks to plan for and cover in their machine learning security plan.


The Incident Response Challenge 2020 -- Results and Solutions Announced

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In April 2020, Cynet launched the world's first Incident Response Challenge to test and reward the skills of Incident Response professionals. The Challenge consisted of 25 incidents, in increasing difficulty, all inspired by real-life scenarios that required participants to go beyond the textbook solution and think outside of the box. Over 2,500 IR professionals competed to be recognized as the top incident responders. Now that the competition is over (however, the challenge website is still open for anyone who wants to practice solving the challenges), Cynet makes the detailed solutions available as a free resource for knowledge and inspiration. Providing the thought process and detailed steps to solve each of the challenges will serve as a training aid and knowledge base for incident responders.


Limitations

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AI algorithms namely machine learning and deep learning algorithms are powerful tools. However, they suffer from some limitations which require that human analytics should work with AI tools collaboratively. In this post, we will look at the most important shortcoming of Artificial Intelligence in the cybersecurity domain. Though Benefits are more, AI also comprises limits [4]. Cybercriminals are creative and come up with new ways to conduct cyberattacks.


To simplify AI regulation, use the GDPR's high-risk criteria

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First, the two cumulative criteria proposed by the Commission will inevitably be incomplete, leaving some applications out. That's the tradeoff for simple rules – they miss the mark in a small but significant number of cases. To work properly, simple rules must be supplemented by a general catch-all category for other high-risk applications that would not qualify under the two-criteria test. If you add a catch-all test (which would be necessary in our view), the goal of legal certainty would be largely defeated. Second, the "high risk" criterion will interfere with other legal concepts and thresholds that already apply to AI applications.


AI + Automation -- future of cybersecurity. -- Artificial Intelligence +

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Artificial Intelligence and Automation should be used in cyber threat detection to increase security, efficiency and help organizations be pro-active, helping them see the threats in advance and keep their infrastructure and data safe. As organizations dwell into smarter and innovative products, they are dependent on critical data which is under constant threat. A breach of critical data can put the organization and its customers at serious risk. A combination of AI and Automation can be leveraged to counter these threats and provide insight into obscure and malicious activity on systems, networks, and infrastructure. In 2017, the average number of breached records by country was 24,089.


AI and Machine Learning Algorithms are Increasingly being Used to Identify Fraudulent Transactions, Cybersecurity Professional Explains

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The retail banking sector has been hit with numerous scams during the past few years. Cybercriminals are now also beginning to increasingly go after much larger corporate accounts by launching sophisticated malware and phishing attacks, according to Beate Zwijnenberg, chief information security officer at ING Group. Zwijnenberg recommends using advanced AI defense systems to identify potentially fraudulent transactions which may not be immediately recognizable by human analysts. Financial institutions across the globe have been spending a lot of money to deal with serious cybersecurity threats. They've been using static, rules-based verification processes to identify suspicious activity.


Is the Future of Cyber Security in the Hands of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? -- 1

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Chinese philosophy yin and yang represent how the seemingly opposite poles can complement each other and achieve harmony. In cybersecurity, this ancient philosophy perfectly represents the relationship between supervised and unsupervised machine learning. For example, monitored machine learning processes can be used for detection, while unsupervised machine learning uses clustering. In the case of cybersecurity and data security research and development, monitored machine learning is often implemented in the form of machine learning algorithms. It is not easy to describe Artificial Intelligence (AI). It has no clear definition.


Transforming cybersecurity with AI and ML: View - ET CISO

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By Abhay Pendse We are living in a digital age where digital ecosystems form the backbone of our day to day lives. Cyberattacks are increasingly targeting the digital ecosystems. As advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) move at breakneck speed, use of AI and ML is expected to grow at heartening pace in cyber defences and will add tremendous intelligence and power to fight against cyberattacks. Cybersecurity attacks keep growing at an alarming speed and keep getting more sophisticated with IoT attacks, data breaches, spam and phishing, crypto jacking, mobile malware and ransomware. Data losses and disruption due to these attacks continue to be significant for businesses and organizations, both in monetary terms and in damage to their reputations.


How to Protect Chatbots from Machine Learning Attacks

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Artificial Intelligence is a growing industry powered by advancements from large tech companies, new startups, and university research teams alike. While AI technology is advancing at a good pace, the regulations and failsafes around machine learning security are an entirely different story. Failure to protect your ML models from cyber attacks such as data poisoning can be extremely costly. Chatbot vulnerabilities can even result in the theft of private user data. Furthermore, we'll explain how Scanta, an ML security company, protects Chatbots through their Virtual Assistant Shield.


Machine Learning in Cyber Security

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Monitoring of user activities performed by local administrators is always a challenge for SOC analysts and security professionals. Most of the security framework will recommend the implementation of a whitelist mechanism. However, the real world is often not ideal. You will always have different developers or users having local administrator rights to bypass controls specified. Is there a way to monitor the local administrator activities?