Cybersecurity in the Age of AI

AI is reshaping the landscape of cyber defense. As new security fissures open up, threat analysts deploy more powerful tools to prevent and respond to attacks. Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the escalating arms race in this new cybersecurity landscape.

In this podcast, they also discuss:

  • What security experts can learn from the human immune system response.
  • Why trust in automated decision-making technology is a crucial step in implementing AI-first security systems.
  • How a parked Tesla in your company parking lot can be a security flaw for the entire organization.

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What will life look like when most jobs are automated?

There’s a chance that it might be pretty good.

Experts estimate about a quarter of American jobs could soon be automated. Looking further down the line, we may see a majority of jobs being done by robots. If 60 percent of jobs were to be eliminated, for example, a tremendous amount of people would be out of work, and we’d very likely have to adopt a program like Universal Basic Income (UBI). We don’t yet know how these changes will impact society, but a lot of people are trying to figure out just that. ()

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Sizing Up Your Cyberrisks

Over the past decade the costs and consequences of cyberbreaches have grown alarmingly. The total financial and economic losses from the 2017 WannaCry attack, for instance, were estimated to reach $8 billion. In 2018 Marriott discovered that a breach of its Starwood subsidiary’s reservation system had potentially exposed the personal and credit-card information of 500 million guests. Hackers seem to keep getting more effective. But in our experience as consultants to clients across the globe, we’ve found another reason that companies are so susceptible to threats from hacking: They don’t know or understand their critical cyberrisks, because they’re too focused on their technological vulnerabilities. ()

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