Snyk purchased a Portuguese startup founded by SonarSource and European Parliament veterans to help developers contribute to code bases more quickly. The Boston-based developer security vendor said its buy of Porto-based Reviewpad will help developers secure pull requests.
Proofpoint has agreed to purchase a cloud email security provider founded by HSBC, RBS, Santander and UBS alumni to apply artificial intelligence to evolving threats. The proposed acquisition of Boston-based Tessian will help Proofpoint address common forms of data loss including data exfiltration.
U.S. President Joe Biden is invoking a Cold War-era law in an executive order directing developers of advanced AI models to notify the government and share safety tests. The order is "the strongest set of actions any government in the world has ever taken on AI safety," a White House official said.
The United Nations unveiled Thursday an AI advisory body that looks to analyze risks and make recommendations on international governance for the technology. The body comprises 38 experts across geographies and industries, including from government, the private sector and civil society.
Two cybersecurity vendors are laying off a sizable chunk of their staff, with Exabeam axing 20% of its workforce and F-Secure cutting up to 70 employees. Exabeam eliminated roughly 134 positions this week, while F-Secure wants to shrink its workforce by nearly 14%.
"We're doing fine, but we're not OK." This was the opening comment from Michael Yehoshua, CMO of HolistiCyber, discussing the impact of the Israel-Hamas war. Yehoshua shared his insights about the conflict, its historic perspective and how his and other Israeli companies are focused on resilience.
Unveiling a vision of factory workers using AI chatbots to control the assembly line, fix production issues and develop code, Rockwell Automation plans to buy an industrial cybersecurity vendor and team up with Microsoft's generative AI practice to speed automation design and development.
A Biden administration executive order on artificial intelligence on deck for release next week will result in governmentwide standards for agencies already using the emerging technology, a top White House official said. NIST is expected to play a key role in executing the order.
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Security researchers with novel ways to make Google artificial intelligence models leak sensitive training data or otherwise misbehave can submit their findings to the internet giant's bug bounty program. The company also said Thursday that it's expanding its work on supply chain security for AI.
The volume of known ransomware attacks surged last month to record-breaking levels, with groups collectively listing 514 victims on their data-leak sites, security researchers report. In the lead: long-timer LockBit followed by newcomer LostTrust, with other new groups also having a notable impact.
ChatGPT can craft almost perfect phishing emails in five minutes, nearly beating a social engineering team with decades of experience, the results of a "nail-biting" experiment by IBM showed. The "humans emerged victorious, but by the narrowest of margins," the report said.
A threat hunting and exposure management startup led by ex-OneLogin CEO Brad Brooks received $75 million to invest in cloud and analytics and growing globally. Censys said the combined equity and debt funding will allow the company to offer a more complete look at the history of vulnerable data.