U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris called on artificial intelligence developers to ensure consumer privacy and security. "History will show that this was the moment when we had the opportunity to lay the groundwork for the future of AI," Harris said.
Splunk has executed its second round of layoffs since February, axing 7% of its workforce weeks after Cisco announced plans for a $28 billion acquisition. Splunk will reduce its 8,000-person staff by 7% or approximately 560 positions. Most of the jobs being cut are in the United States.
The U.S. government will set up a dedicated artificial intelligence safety institute to lead cooperation among the public and private sectors to develop secure AI systems, said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. Raimondo is in the United Kingdom for the AI Safety Summit.
Risks tied to artificial intelligence are imminent and require systemic attention, the head of the British crime agency said Tuesday. Facial recognition and AI are the two latest technical developments where we need to continue working and essential that we get right," said Graeme Biggar.
A Georgia-based firm that provides administrative services for health plans is among the latest firms reporting a major health data hack involving their use of Progress Software's MOVEit file transfer software. NASCO joined a growing list of health sector vendors hit by MOVEit hacks.
The Group of Seven industrial countries has unveiled a voluntary set of guidelines and expectations for the safe and secure development of AI systems. While the move is seen as a significant step toward responsible AI development, concerns linger regarding implementation and enforcement.
A German data regulator will deepen its investigation of ChatGPT maker OpenAI to determine if the company's data processing requirements comply with European privacy law. The intensified probe will focus on the degree to which ChatGPT guarantees users' rights to access and deletion.
The recently ended ISMG Financial Services Summit was dedicated to fortifying cybersecurity preparedness in the financial services industry. Thought leaders guided critical discussions on cybersecurity topics such as critical infrastructure, incident response, supply chain threats and zero trust.
U.S. President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass comprehensive legislation on artificial intelligence after invoking Cold War-era executive powers over private industry in a sweeping executive order that aims to set new standards and regulations for AI systems.
Snyk purchased a Portuguese startup founded by SonarSource and European Parliament veterans to help developers contribute to code bases more quickly. The Boston-based developer security vendor said its buy of Porto-based Reviewpad will help developers secure pull requests.
Proofpoint has agreed to purchase a cloud email security provider founded by HSBC, RBS, Santander and UBS alumni to apply artificial intelligence to evolving threats. The proposed acquisition of Boston-based Tessian will help Proofpoint address common forms of data loss including data exfiltration.
The United Nations unveiled Thursday an AI advisory body that looks to analyze risks and make recommendations on international governance for the technology. The body comprises 38 experts across geographies and industries, including from government, the private sector and civil society.
Two cybersecurity vendors are laying off a sizable chunk of their staff, with Exabeam axing 20% of its workforce and F-Secure cutting up to 70 employees. Exabeam eliminated roughly 134 positions this week, while F-Secure wants to shrink its workforce by nearly 14%.
"We're doing fine, but we're not OK." This was the opening comment from Michael Yehoshua, CMO of HolistiCyber, discussing the impact of the Israel-Hamas war. Yehoshua shared his insights about the conflict, its historic perspective and how his and other Israeli companies are focused on resilience.
Unveiling a vision of factory workers using AI chatbots to control the assembly line, fix production issues and develop code, Rockwell Automation plans to buy an industrial cybersecurity vendor and team up with Microsoft's generative AI practice to speed automation design and development.