Using AI to Develop Enhanced Cybersecurity Measures
Using AI to Develop Enhanced Cybersecurity Measures

A research team at Los Alamos National Laboratory is using artificial intelligence to address several critical shortcomings in large-scale malware analysis, making significant advancements in the classification of Microsoft Windows malware and…

Building a Cyber Insurance Backstop Is Harder Than It Sounds
Building a Cyber Insurance Backstop Is Harder Than It Sounds

Insurers argue that a government backstop would help them cover catastrophic cyberattacks, but it’s not so simple. In the first week of January, the pharmaceutical giant Merck quietly settled its years-long lawsuit over whether…

At Signal, A Revolution in Messaging
At Signal, A Revolution in Messaging

Today Signal makes phone numbers private and rolls out usernames—a historic, overdue step to protect users.  On Saturday night, we had dinner with Meredith Whittaker, the president of Signal, an encrypted messaging…

Shuffling the Deck for Privacy
Shuffling the Deck for Privacy

By integrating an ensemble of privacy-preserving algorithms, a KAUST research team has developed a machine-learning approach that addresses a significant challenge in medical research: How to use the power of artificial intelligence…

The U.S. Plans to ‘Lead the Way’ on Global AI Policy
The U.S. Plans to ‘Lead the Way’ on Global AI Policy

The U.S. has signaled its intent to assert international influence over AI regulation, marking a departure from previous disengagement with data privacy standards. Policymakers around the world took significant steps toward regulating artificial intelligence (AI)…

The Difficulties of Defining “Secure-by-Design”
The Difficulties of Defining “Secure-by-Design”

New survey findings and efforts to identify the most impactful security controls underscore the need for an empirical approach to defining—and promoting—security-by-design. Security-by-design is not a new idea. By some reckoning, it…

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