Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security

AI and Cybersecurity: The Promise and Truth of the AI Security Revolution
Author/Researcher: Mimecast

Overview: When it comes to artificial intelligence and machine learning, information technology professionals are inundated with hype; indeed, Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence shows a large majority of AI capabilities still climbing toward the “Peak of Inflated Expectations.” 1 Unfortunately, the cybersecurity industry finds itself in the same position. Security providers that depend primarily on AI/ML capabilities often pitch their solutions as panaceas, despite the many obstacles and challenges that remain on the path to achieving the high expectations that have been set for this technology.

That said, it would be foolhardy for cybersecurity professionals to disregard AI’s potential. With the modern threat landscape becoming more complex daily and the application of AI growing more advanced, AI and its associated disciplines are fast becoming essential cybersecurity tools. And the need for AI in cybersecurity Read More

I Own Your Building (Management System)

Acrobat I Own Your Building (Management System)
Author/Researcher: Gjoko Krstic & Sipke Mellema

Introduction: Not many people have noticed that the modern buildings have changed into industrial control systems. By embedding IP-based technologies throughout the buildings and by connecting sensors, controllers and supervisory software, building owners enjoy a low-cost management of their assets, with minimal staffing. Building Management Systems (BMS) monitor and control a building’s internal environment. They are used in various sectors, such as commercial, banking, industrial, medical, and even residential.

Unfortunately, it is observed that these panels are often accessible from the Internet, enabling also malicious parties to access the administrator’s dashboard. Multiple deployments of BMS solutions remain susceptible to basic cyber security
attacks, such as command injection, file uploads or privilege escalation. The execution of these attacks enables an unauthenticated attacker to access and manipulate doors, elevators, air-conditioning systems, cameras, boilers, lights, safety alarm systems in an entire building. Read More

Of Hacks & Keyloggers – Part 1

Of Hacks & Keyloggers…!!! “I don’t know what happened!; I don’t remember visiting any dodgy websites, downloading any weird apps, opening any suspicious emails or attachments, let alone links!, why I am receiving these sms & email notifications from my Bank!?!?” Sounds familiar right? Come to think of it, in most cases the unsuspecting victim is being honest. That being said, I just remembered something; a previous write up revolving around one of the methods used to carry out this type of attack. It can happen to anyone, in fact I was once a victim!



What is a keylogger? 

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