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10 essential insights from the Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2023

10 essential insights from the Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2023

Each year, Microsoft releases the Microsoft Digital Defense Report–a comprehensive examination of the global threat landscape and the biggest trends in cybersecurity. Cyberthreats continue to grow in sophistication, speed, and scale, compromising an ever-growing pool of services, devices, and users. We believe that AI can help level the playing field, but security teams must have … Read more

2024 US NDAA boosts nuclear cybersecurity, highlights artificial intelligence

2024 US NDAA boosts nuclear cybersecurity, highlights artificial intelligence

By a 310-118 vote, the US House of Representatives passed the $886 billion National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (NDAA), which passed the Senate one day later. The annual must-pass legislation for US military funding is now headed to President Biden for his signature. Partisan fights over defense spending for Ukraine and controversies … Read more

Cloudflare report: Log4j remains top target for attacks in 2023

Cloudflare report: Log4j remains top target for attacks in 2023

Log4j remained a top attack vector for threat actors in 2023, while a new vulnerability, HTTP/2 Rapid Reset is emerging as a significant threat to organizations, according to Cloudflare’s annual “Year in Review” report. The report is based on data from Cloudflare’s network, which spans 310 cities in more than 120 countries. Worldwide, the attack … Read more

How ABM Industries leveraged facial recognition to securely authenticate workers

How ABM Industries leveraged facial recognition to securely authenticate workers

Seasoned CISOs understand that supporting business objectives securely and effectively is a top priority — a close second is to do so without frustrating users. That was the case when Stephanie Franklin-Thomas was asked to enable a shifting host of more than 100,000 frontline cleaning, parking, and building maintenance workers to clock in at global … Read more

Surviving the cyber arms race in the age of generative AI

Surviving the cyber arms race in the age of generative AI

The swift emergence of generative AI has already tipped the scales in cybersecurity, prompting action from governments, with a sweeping executive order (EO) issued in October by US President Joe Biden. The Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence offers guidance on how to ensure the safety of … Read more