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Google Cloud’s Nick Godfrey Talks Security, Budget and AI for CISOs

Image: Adobe/Sundry Photography As senior director and global head of the office of the chief information security officer (CISO) at Google Cloud, Nick Godfrey oversees educating employees on cybersecurity as well as handling threat detection and mitigation. We conducted an interview with Godfrey via video call about how CISOs and . . . Read more

Top 7 Cybersecurity Threats for 2024

The rise and rapid adoption of new innovative technologies, such as generative artificial intelligence, no-code apps, automation and the Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the global cybersecurity and compliance landscape for every industry. Cybercriminals are turning to new techniques, tools and software to launch attacks and create greater damage. . . . Read more

Google Offers Bug Bounties for Generative AI Security Vulnerabilities

Google’s Vulnerability Reward Program offers up to $31,337 for discovering potential hazards. Google joins OpenAI and Microsoft in rewarding AI bug hunts. Image: Markus Mainka/Adobe Stock Google expanded its Vulnerability Rewards Program to include bugs and vulnerabilities that could be found in generative AI. Specifically, Google is looking for bug . . . Read more

Microsoft, Apple versus China, spyware actors

Image: 2ragon/Adobe Stock Revelations this week from Microsoft and Apple speak to the COVID-like persistence of cyber threats and the ability of threat actors to adapt in the wild, steal credentials and sidestep patches. Microsoft explained this week how it had discovered and attempted to harden ramparts in the face . . . Read more

Engineering PCs, Other Devices Most at Risk for Security Vulnerabilities

New research on operational technology vulnerabilities by Armis found that 56% of engineering workstations have at least one unpatched critical severity. Image: Siphosethu Fanti/peopleimages.com/Adobe Stock As operational technology (OT) merges with IT, vulnerabilities in operational tech systems are a new threat, not least because these networks involve control frameworks for . . . Read more

iPhone Users Urged to Update to Patch 2 Zero-Days

Apple is urging macOS, iPhone and iPad users immediately to install respective updates this week that includes fixes for two zero-days under active attack. The patches are for vulnerabilities that allow attackers to execute arbitrary code and ultimately take over devices. iOS 15.6.1 and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 both patch the . . . Read more