In today’s News of Note, anxieties continue to grow over AI-generated art, effective cybersecurity for the high-tech era, and the impact of facial recognition and gunshot detection technology on human rights.
Articles Posted in Cybersecurity
Shining Light on the Algorithms in Your Company’s Black Box
Artificial intelligence has long since evolved from a technology with exciting potential to a near ubiquitous and integral component in the day-to-day conduct of many businesses. Take the automotive and aerospace industries—each is undergoing massive changes and movements toward more competitive, efficient and innovative uses of technology and AI in order to meet consumer demands, create more efficient factories, optimize supply chains, and achieve better performance in operations and production. Using modern software and AI has become essential across many companies.
News of Note for the Internet-Minded (5/27/22) – Ransomware Attacks, Crypto Crashes and Genetic NFTs
In this week’s News of Note, ransomware continues to ravage institutions—including a 157-year-old college and the government of Costa Rica—AI learns to accurately predict a patient’s race based on their medical images, cryptocurrency crashes, and more.
News of Note for the Internet-Minded (4/19/22) – IP and NFTs, Virtual Reality & Ransom(every)ware
In today’s News of Note, we explore ransomware-as-a-service profits, the continued untangling of IP issues with NFTs, the prospect of scented virtual reality experiences, the development of a humanoid robot, and much more.
News of Note for the Internet-Minded (3/11/22) – AI Tools, NFT Trading and Ransomware Misdeeds
Is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine altering the landscape of the internet? Can AI help historians decipher ancient texts? How did two siblings allegedly use a digital token to defraud investors? Explore this and more in today’s News of Note.
Protect, Mitigate and Recover: Making Your Company Ransomware-Resistant
As is the case with many types of cybersecurity threats, shielding one’s company from ransomware attacks calls for measures that simultaneously build the strongest protections possible while also adopting mitigation strategies that assume those measures will fail.
News of Note for the Internet-Minded (2/17/22) – Metaverse Gambling, Vanishing NFTs and AI Gaming
Apple’s portal to the metaverse could be nearing, Sony’s AI ups its game(play), a hospital resorts to pen and paper to thwart ransomware, and more in this week’s News of Note!
Shifting Landscapes and Veiled Identities: The Usual Suspects Behind Ransomware Attacks
The actors behind ransomware tend to fall into two categories: cybercriminal gangs, often based in Eastern Europe, and groups backed by economic outcasts like Iran, Russia and North Korea. Historically the first prefer a shotgun approach; the second behave more like snipers. Here are a few of the groups that have been linked to recent ransomware and are still a threat.
News of Note for the Internet-Minded (2/9/22) – Cybercrime, Virtual Concerts and Beatles NFTs
This week’s News of Note includes a Foo Fighters VR concert, a peek inside Trickbot’s operations, an NFT makeover for Beatles memorabilia, some personal space for avatars, and more.
The Many-Headed Threat of Ransomware
It may seem that the very term “ransomware” wasted little time going from “newish-sounding threat” to expected, constant presence in the news and IT meetings alike. But, of course, it’s ultimately just a modern word for one of the oldest crimes out there—holding someone or something hostage until someone else pays for its release. Nonetheless, as the targets and means of these attacks have evolved, keeping track of it all has become a bit more complicated than a name on a ransom note. The ransomware landscape is constantly shifting as actors change their targets, find new points of attack and think of fresh ways to leverage encrypted data. Hundreds of variants of ransomware have been documented over the past few years, but here’s a cross-section of types posing a threat right now.