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U.S. Department of State Releases Cybersecurity Framework

The U.S. Department of State has introduced a comprehensive cybersecurity framework aimed at international cooperation when targeting cybercriminals and strengthening defenses.

NIST Launches Generative AI Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is taking incremental steps toward establishing a more standardized national approach to AI safety.

Security Professionals Express Cautious Optimism About AI

A new report on the state of AI and security indicates that security pros are cautiously optimistic about AI's potential to enhance threat detection and response.

OpenAI Testing AI-Generated Voice Mimicry in Limited Private Preview

OpenAI is testing a new AI-based voice technology in an effort to explore its capabilities while keeping it out of the hands of potential bad actors.

Report: AI/ML Tool Usage Skyrockets Across Industry Sectors

Enterprises must both securely enable AI productivity tools and also leverage AI to defend against new AI-driven threats, according to a new report from cloud security specialist Zscaler.

Cisco Acquires Splunk, Promotes AI Focus

Cisco has acquired data analytics firm Splunk for an estimated $28 billion. In their respective announcements, the two companies described the deal as a vehicle to "power and protect the AI revolution."

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Gets First Refresh

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an update to its Cybersecurity Framework — the first since the guidance document was issued in 2014.

Researchers Identify 'Smishing' Attack that Uses AWS SNS

A first-of-its-kind "smishing" attack is using Amazon Web Services' Simple Notification Service, or SNS, to impersonate the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Cohesity and Veritas Data Protection Businesses to Merge

AI-powered data security and management company Cohesity and multicloud data resilience company Veritas have announced a merger to take place by the end of 2024, pending regulatory approval and other closing conditions, they said in recent releases.

Microsoft, OpenAI Shut Down State-Sponsored Hackers Using OpenAI LLMs

Microsoft and OpenAI on Wednesday detailed how they jointly identified and shut down five state-sponsored hacking groups that were using OpenAI's LLMs "in support of malicious cyber activities."