Truth Social tiene una ventaja frente a las plataformas de derecha que flaquean

Truth Social tiene una ventaja frente a las plataformas de derecha que flaquean

Truth Social tiene una ventaja frente a las plataformas de derecha que flaquean

La red social ha superado a la competencia sobre todo porque sus rivales han flaqueado. En marzo, registró 1,5 millones de visitantes únicos en Estados Unidos. La popularidad no asegura que sea rentable.

10 Must-Try ChatGPT Alternatives To Up Your AI Game!

10 Must-Try ChatGPT Alternatives To Up Your AI Game!

10 Must-Try ChatGPT Alternatives To Up Your AI Game!

In a world fueled by increasingly sophisticated technology, we’ve begun to see more meaningful interactions between humans and machines. A perfect example of such interactions is ChatGPT, a state-of-the-art language AI developed by OpenAI. It plays a crucial role in various sectors, from customer service to coding, offering an automated yet personalized way to generate […]

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Cisco ramps up AI-era security with Hypershield

Cisco ramps up AI-era security with Hypershield

Cisco ramps up AI-era security with Hypershield

As the artificial intelligence revolution accelerates, the scale and complexity of data centres are straining conventional cybersecurity approaches. In response, Cisco Systems, the networking giant, unveiled a radical new AI-native security architecture called Hypershield on Wednesday.

“Hypershield is one of the most significant security innovations in our history,” said Chuck Robbins, Cisco’s chair and chief executive. “With our data advantage and strength in security, infrastructure and observability platforms, Cisco is uniquely positioned to help our customers harness the power of AI.”

The novel approach aims to secure applications, devices and data across public and private clouds as well as physical sites like factories and hospitals — anywhere organisations need protection in today’s decentralised computing landscape.

At its core, Hypershield reimagines security enforcement as a ubiquitous, self-managing fabric rather than a static perimeter. It can dynamically embed controls into software, virtual machines, servers, network switches and other hardware accelerators like Data Processing Units. This hyper-distributed model allows near-instantaneous threat detection and containment across an environment.

“When you have a distributed system that could include hundreds of thousands of enforcement points, simplified management is mission critical,” said Jeetu Patel, an executive vice president overseeing security at Cisco. “And we need to be orders-of-magnitude more autonomous, at an orders-of-magnitude lower cost.”

Three key pillars underpin Hypershield’s architecture: It is AI-native for autonomous operation, cloud-native via open-source eBPF technology, and hyper-distributed across hybrid infrastructure.

A major issue Hypershield tackles is vulnerability patching struggling to keep pace with escalating cyber threats. “Attackers are adept at weaponising newly published vulnerabilities faster than defenders can patch,” Mr. Patel said. Hypershield can test and deploy compensating controls in minutes, far outpacing traditional patching cycles.

Another critical capability is autonomous network segmentation. By perpetually observing traffic flows and reasoning over policies, Hypershield can dynamically divide networks to contain breaches and prevent lateral movement by hackers.

Hypershield also promises to streamline laborious software upgrade processes via digital twin testing and self-qualifying zero-downtime deployments.

“AI is not just a force for good but also a tool used for nefarious purposes,” said Frank Dickson, a vice president at analyst firm IDC. Hypershield’s ability to shield vulnerabilities almost instantly “is necessary to combat an increasingly clever malicious cyber adversary,” he added.

While audacious in scope, analysts lauded Cisco’s vision as fitting for AI-era security demands.

“The time is right given recent AI advances combined with the maturity of cloud-native technologies like eBPF,” said Zeus Kerravala, founder of ZK Research. Steven Aiello, a security executive at Cisco partner AHEAD, called Hypershield “a massive win for cyber-defenders.”

Underpinning Hypershield is Cisco’s unified Security Cloud platform augmented by recent acquisition Splunk for unrivalled visibility across customer environments. General availability is expected in August 2024.

As hyperscalers like Microsoft have already adopted similar architectural principles, Cisco — which protects all Fortune 100 companies — aims to deliver hyperscale-calibre security to the enterprise frontlines of the AI revolution.

Read next: Cisco Buys Splunk for $28 Billion, Betting Big on Data and Security

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Deloitte and AWS Join Forces to Drive Cloud Adoption Globally

Deloitte and AWS Join Forces to Drive Cloud Adoption Globally

Deloitte and AWS Join Forces to Drive Cloud Adoption Globally

In a strategic move to accelerate cloud computing adoption across growth markets, Deloitte and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have entered into a multi-year Strategic Collaboration Agreement. This partnership brings together the globally No. 1-ranked professional services firm and the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud to deliver large-scale transformations to customers while managing risk and driving real business change.

The expanded collaboration aims to help companies in all parts of the world to migrate their business operations to the cloud and prepare to compete in today’s digital economy. As Nishita Henry, Deloitte Global Chief Commercial Officer for AWS, said: “Moving to the cloud can be an intimidating undertaking that requires significant skills and resources. Through our expanded relationship with AWS, we are well-positioned to help our customers navigate this transition and maximise the business benefits of cloud computing in these growth markets.”

Expanding Workforce and Location Investments

As part of the first phase of this strategic collaboration, Deloitte will launch dedicated AWS Centers of Excellence in intentional locations worldwide, kicking off across Sub-Saharan Africa, Spain, and Central Europe. It plans to make a multimillion-dollar investment that includes hiring 800+ certified specialists and training practitioners on AWS services and capabilities.

A comprehensive suite of offerings will be made available to client organisations through this extended global network, providing customers with access to a broad range of AWS services from more than 56 offices in these initial regions. Multi-disciplinary AWS consulting teams, training academies, innovation labs, and managed services will help to empower local customers in their digital transformations.

“Through our global Strategic Collaboration, Deloitte and AWS will provide customers with the end-to-end guidance and services necessary to help overcome adoption barriers and successfully migrate to the cloud at scale,” said Jim Hudson, Managing Director and AWS Global Alliance Leader at Deloitte Consulting.

To help business leaders in these markets take advantage of growth opportunities, Deloitte will leverage its global innovation in data and artificial intelligence (AI). Deloitte’s data and AI practice combines the world-class services, AI talent, and deep industry experience that enterprise leaders need as they design generative AI strategies and create innovative AI applications.

Hundreds of businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, Spain, and Central Europe are already benefitting from the combined expertise of AWS and Deloitte. As Natali Delić, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer of Telekom Srbija, said: “We are delighted by our dynamic collaboration with AWS and Deloitte, who are market leaders in accelerating cloud innovation. Working with them will ensure that our business transformation strategy includes the right technology to enable us to respond swiftly to our evolving needs, making significant impact and elevating the experiences of our customers and employees in all the markets where we operate.”

Addressing Industry Challenges

The extreme pace of business change and the rapid development in technologies such as generative AI, with recognised challenges like a lack of digital skills, make it difficult for many companies to plan and execute their business transformation. According to The future of jobs report 2023 by the World Economic Forum, organisations identify skills gaps (60% of respondents) and an inability to attract talent (53%) as the key barriers preventing industry transformation.

To support enterprise customers to overcome these multiple points of friction as they embark and expand their cloud journey, the Deloitte and AWS collaboration will leverage the power of a global system integrator, to help them transform at scale, innovate at speed, and, in the process, meet the complex needs of an ever changing landscape.

“We are very excited about this Strategic Collaboration Agreement to help even more global organisations take advantage of the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides,” said Dr. Ruba Borno, Vice President of AWS Worldwide Channels and Alliances. “Together with Deloitte, we will realise the promise of cloud computing across every region and industry.”

Enabling Business Transformation

In collaboration with AWS, Deloitte will help companies unlock the possibilities of cloud and digital transformation through key focus areas:

Digital transformation: Supporting transformation of core processes, applications, and skills to achieve outcomes like agility, innovation, and cost optimisation in the cloud.
Cloud strategy and governance: Helping define cloud visions, roadmaps, and governance models tailored to business objectives.
– Cloud architecture: Supporting cloud migrations by leveraging landing zones to establish foundational security, connectivity, and automation capabilities.
Regulated industries: Providing specialised expertise in regulated domains like energy, ecommerce, insurance, banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, and public sector to ensure compliance in the cloud.
Global delivery network: Leveraging Deloitte’s ecosystem of 22+ Cloud Centers of Excellence, with 100,000 practitioners across strategy, operations, and technology, in combination with AWS Local Zones, to serve customers anywhere makes for a unique offering.

For Strini Mudaly, Vice President ICT at Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest gold mining firms, these focus areas were integral in shaping their successful modernisation initiative: “As we looked for a strategic partner to work with us in unlocking innovation through the cloud, Deloitte demonstrated both their AWS knowledge and understanding of our highly regulated industry. Through their collaborative approach using the AWS rich portfolio of services, we were able to modernise key systems and data platforms quickly while maintaining the highest security and compliance standards.”

Tanuja Randery, Managing Director for Europe, Middle East & Africa at AWS, said: “Kicking off our strategic collaboration across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is testimony to the potential we see for cloud technology to transform business and drive economic growth within this region. We know from our own research with Strand Partners that in Europe cloud-enabled tech adoption could add €3.4 trillion to the economy by 2030.”

“In Africa, the appetite from businesses of all sizes to adopt cloud and AI is huge. If nurtured, its impact on the African economy will be transformative. We are proud of initiatives like the AWS Skills Center which helps build a cloud enabled workforce. Our partnership with Deloitte is another way to underscore our long term commitment and support for businesses in the region,” added Randery.

Read next: Cloud security myths that could be holding your small business back

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Lisbon’s Hottest Tech Startups of 2024

Lisbon’s Hottest Tech Startups of 2024

Lisbon’s Hottest Tech Startups of 2024

The TechStartup scene in Lisbon is rapidly growing, with a dynamic and innovative tech industry that is a hub for TechTalent. The city is home to a myriad of exciting startups working in diverse domains such as #ArtificialIntelligence, #MachineLearning, #CyberSecurity, #DataScience and #SoftwareDevelopment. Lisbon’s tech ecosystem is extremely vibrant and offers a great TechLife. It’s […]

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MFA Fatigue Attacks: The New Social Engineering Threat Plaguing Enterprises

MFA Fatigue Attacks: The New Social Engineering Threat Plaguing Enterprises

MFA Fatigue Attacks: The New Social Engineering Threat Plaguing Enterprises

While multifactor authentication (MFA) has long been heralded as an essential security measure for keeping corporate networks safe from cybercriminals, a new type of attack is exposing a critical vulnerability – human error.

Known as MFA fatigue or prompt spamming attacks, hackers are bombarding employees with an overwhelming number of login requests until they eventually accept one out of sheer frustration or confusion. This straightforward social engineering tactic exploits people’s psychological responses rather than relying on sophisticated hacking methods.

“MFA fatigue attacks exploit human vulnerability,” explains Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa, a cybersecurity training firm. “These attacks involve sending continuous push notifications to a target who has already provided their username and password, aiming to irritate or confuse them into unwittingly granting the attacker access.”

A high-profile example occurred in 2022 when hackers breached Uber’s IT systems this way. The attackers likely purchased an employee’s corporate login credentials on the dark web, then relentlessly spammed them with MFA requests. Claiming to be from Uber IT, the hackers convinced the exhausted employee that approving one request was the only way to stop the barrage of notifications.

“Now we’re seeing attackers finding ways around it by bombarding the victim with scores of MFA requests or by tricking them over the phone,” Collard says of MFA’s perceived impregnability. “By bugging you repeatedly until you give in, malicious actors can manipulate users into approving fraudulent access attempts.”

Preventing MFA Fatigue Compromise

To prevent such attacks, Collard recommends organisations avoid using push notifications for MFA entirely. “While MFA provides an extra layer of security, it’s not foolproof. From a cybersecurity perspective, I would recommend that organisations disable push notifications altogether and rather use alternative verification methods.”

Some better options include number matching, where users match a code from their authentication app to the one displayed during login, and challenge-response methods utilising biometrics like fingerprint or facial recognition. Organisations can also adopt open standards like FIDO2, which allows passwordless logins using hardware security keys.

However, Collard emphasises that no method is immune to skilled social engineering. Ultimately, “mindfulness is key” – users must stay calm and alert to anything that feels amiss, rather than reacting rashly under pressure.

As MFA fatigue attacks demonstrate, cybersecurity’s human element remains the most critical vulnerability. With hackers constantly adapting their tactics, enterprises must provide robust technology solutions and prioritise ongoing security awareness training to safeguard against both technical exploits and insidious psychological manipulation.

Read next: Cybercriminals exploit human error as biggest security flaw

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