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Autonomous AI guards to stalk the internet fighting hackers

On October 10, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“The Grand Cyber Challenge at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas pitted artificial intelligences against each other, while their human creators sat back and watched. Fighting for a $4 million prize pot from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), each AI tried to hack its opponents’ computer systems. They sought weak […]

Ransomware: Lucrative, fast growing, hard to stop

On September 28, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“‘I imagine it will hit into the millions of dollars, if they are able to infect some of the right types of targets in an enterprise environment,’ said Devost. Like smart start-up CEOs, the hackers are testing the market and refining the business model. As the vast majority of attacks are likely settled without going […]

Ransomware Poses a Rising Threat to Hospital Operations

On September 28, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“Because of the potential to disrupt their operations, hospitals are logical targets for attacks. If infected, they may have little choice but to pay the ransom—and quickly, said Matt Devost, CEO of security consultancy FusionX, which is now owned by Accenture. ‘If I target a midtier, medium-sized business and encrypt their data, there is probably […]

How accurate is Mr. Robot? The show’s data, password, and smart home dangers.

On September 28, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“It’s often as simple as that. When I was researching my book, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, Matt Devost, president and CEO of the cybersecurity firm FusionX, told me about his days running the ‘red team’ in war games that tested the vulnerability of NATO communications systems. In one game, Devost was […]

Can hackers sway public opinion with DNC and NSA leaks?

On September 28, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“‘The first entree into cyberconflict isn’t physical destruction,’ says Matthew Devost, President of FusionX, a cybersecurity and risk management company. ‘If an airplane with 200 people falls out of the sky, it’s very easy to determine our response. But with the DNC hack, the impact isn’t as tangible.’” Source: Can hackers sway public opinion with DNC […]

HfS #CyberChat w Accenture’s Matt Devost

On September 28, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“In this edition of #CyberChat, Fred McClimans of HfS Research sits down with Matt Devost, Managing Director of Accenture’s Vulnerability and Threat Intelligence Practice to discuss the state of Cyber Security and the trends moving enterprise security forward.” Source: HfS #CyberChat w Accenture’s Matt Devost – YouTube

Hacking Mr. Robot, week 7.

On September 28, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“Slate and Future Tense are discussing Mr. Robot and the technological world it portrays throughout the show’s second season. You can follow this conversation on Future Tense, and Slate Plus members can also listen to Hacking Mr. Robot, a members-only podcast series featuring Lily Newman and Fred Kaplan. In this episode of Hacking Mr. Robot, […]

Startup investors are looking to hackers for help on smart bets

On September 28, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“‘I’d say we have really seen a growth in that particular market over the last five years,’ said FusionX CEO Matthew Devost, referring to an uptick in revenue for his business from services purchased by investors. Devost’s company, which was acquired by Accenture in August 2015, leverages offensive cyber capabilities to test clients’ digital defenses.  FusionX is traditionally […]

What a real cyber war would look like

On September 28, 2016, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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“In a hot cyber war, the first line of attack would not be like on Star Trek, with spectacular bursts of sparks flying out of computers. Instead it would be a stealth attack on the enemy’s military command and control infrastructure, to keep it from being able to strike, said Matt Devost, managing director of Accenture Security and a special […]

Feds consider searches of terrorism blogs

On December 23, 2008, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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The Homeland Security Department may soon start scouring the Internet to find blogs and message boards that terrorists use to plan attacks in the USA. The effort comes as researchers are seeing terrorists increasingly use the Internet to plan bombings, recruit members and spread propaganda. “Blogging and message boards have played a substantial role in […]

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