Intelligent CISO Issue 53 - Page 65

decrypting myths

The evolving cyberthreat landscape and the benefits of AI and Machine Learning

Derek Manky , Chief Security
Insights & Global Threat Alliances , FortiGuard Labs ; and Jonas Walker , Security
Strategist with Fortinet ’ s
FortiGuard Labs , discuss the changing threat landscape and the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in fighting today ’ s cyberthreats . owadays , threat

N actors are leaning on new tools and techniques to improve the efficiency of their attacks . With attacks increasing in speed , agility and sophistication , it is critical to maximise Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning approaches to defend against evolving attack techniques .

We caught up with Manky and Walker to ask some of the burning questions cybersecurity leaders will be intrigued to know the answers to .
What changes have you seen in the cyberthreat landscape over the last three months ? there ’ s an agility piece here . Threats are getting into a system , hitting the targets , exfiltrating data , demanding ransom and getting out of a system – much quicker than normal . This includes attackers capitalising on new vulnerabilities , both zero-days and n-days . That ’ s one of the most concerning elements is this theme of speed when it comes to the offence .
Manky : We ’ re seeing weekly changes driven by three major factors :
1 . We ’ re seeing more speed and speed can kill . We often talk about the fact that there ’ s more sophistication and more threats out there . We know that , but what we ’ re seeing now is that
Derek Manky , Chief Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances , FortiGuard Labs www . intelligentciso . com
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