Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

AI-Driven Cyberthreats and Remote Work Challenges

ZeroFox CEO James Foster on Generative AI Security Risks and Proactive Cybersecurity
James Foster, founder and CEO, ZeroFox

The era of publicly accessible generative AI tools and technologies has upended the global cybersecurity landscape, introducing groundbreaking opportunities and major threats. Cybercriminals and foreign adversaries are using AI tools to carry out unprecedented attacks against both the public and private sector. Meanwhile, as hybrid and remote work increasingly become the norm, organizations are discovering their digital footprints extend far beyond the confines of their physical facilities.

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"The generative AIs and specifically the ChatGPTs of the world have made it really easy for adversaries to be really good at [cyberattacks]," said James Foster, founder and CEO of ZeroFox. "So, you have to do it differently. We've taken the approach to go after the adversary."

Foster detailed the importance of taking a proactive approach to combating cyberthreats in an ever-changing security landscape, focusing on how technological advances and shifts in strategy require a reevaluation of how entities monitor and secure their most vital digital assets across expansive and often fragmented networks.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Foster also discussed:

  • How generative AI tools are reshaping the global threat landscape and what organizations can do about it;
  • How the shift to hybrid work is increasingly complicating the monitoring of digital assets and possible solutions for that;
  • Why adversaries are increasingly targeting websites and social media.

Foster has published over a dozen books and testified to Congress about the increase in international cyberthreats. He founded the cybersecurity firm Ciphent in 2006 and grew the organization to almost 100 employees with 1,000 customers by 2010, when it was acquired by Accuvant. Foster began his career as a civilian in the U.S. Navy in Annapolis, Maryland.


About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.




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