January 3, 2024
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Why Traditional Cybersecurity Solutions Can't Keep Up with AI-Powered Threats

Why Traditional Cybersecurity Solutions Can't Keep Up with AI-Powered Threats

New Generative A.I. tools are being created to automate hacking attempts, building on the strong foundation provided by ChatGPT. Some of these tools, like WormGPT and FraudGPT, have been specifically created to help hackers become more effective and efficient in their attempts to hack the critical infrastructure systems that power today’s society.

The UK National Cyber Security Center issued a study highlighting that A.I. will almost certainly increase the volume and heighten the impact of cyber attacks over the next two years. It also highlights that these threats will not be novel but an evolution and enhancement of existing tactics, techniques, and procedures. Generative A.I. is forecast to dramatically affect two of the biggest initial threat vectors: Reconnaissance and Phishing.

A.I. can gather comprehensive intelligence on a target that mimics the old hacker trick of “dumpster diving.” A complete summary of an individual can be compiled automatically from business profiles and social media. A.I. can also be pointed at a critical infrastructure facility to determine what vendors they use and any known vulnerabilities. It can then create simple no-code scanning tools once the hacker is inside your network, i.e., when their phishing attack bears fruit.

Phishing will improve drastically with Generative A.I.. Many phishing attacks today are clumsy attempts to get you to click on a link to steal your credentials, install malware, or activate ransomware. With Generative A.I., hackers will send more effective emails, tricking the user because they use the right “voice” of the spoofed identity and can contain personalized information gathered during the reconnaissance phase.

New solutions are required to cut off these attack vectors and protect critical infrastructure networks vital for a nation’s operation. Existing solutions are too complex and expensive. 

Register for Deep-Tech’s webinar to learn how Network Cloaking, OT Secure Remote Access, and Microsegmentation are the first line of defense against A.I. powered cyberattacks: https://www.linkedin.com/events/7167962877411246080/

About the Speakers

Peter Alm is the Chief Technical Officer at BlastWave, where he spearheads the development of the world’s leading OT cybersecurity solution, leveraging his extensive experience in designing and architecting cybersecurity technologies. With a rich background that includes pioneering deep packet inspection technology at Procera Networks and developing a machine learning framework for IoT edge devices at Ekkono Solutions, Peter brings unparalleled expertise to the forefront of combating AI-powered cyber threats in critical infrastructure systems.

Cam Cullen is Chief Marketing Officer at BlastWave and a Cybersecurity expert with extensive experience in leading strategic initiatives for securing critical infrastructure. Cam applies his storytelling skills and deep industry knowledge to articulate the future of cybersecurity solutions. His insights into Internet applications and networking honed through roles at the National Security Agency, The US Air Force, and Procera Networks, as well as producing the Global Internet Phenomena Report for Sandvine, make him a key player in shaping innovative defenses against evolving cyber threats.

About the Sponsor

Deep-Tech Showcase champions the growth of deep-tech and dual-use technologies. They provide strategic consulting, exposure, and essential networking opportunities to bridge innovative technologies with potential applications in critical infrastructure protection. 

Join us to learn how these connections are pivotal in advancing cybersecurity solutions for operational technology networks, register for the webinar today:


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