Mischa Beckett, director of cyber threat intelligence at GDIT, discusses the impact of generative AI and President Biden’s executive order on the organization’s cybersecurity planning. Beckett highlights the increased demand for AI use cases, the importance of educating personnel, and the need for risk assessments related to AI. Regarding cybersecurity threats, Beckett mentions the continued concern around ransomware, the shift to advanced persistent threat actors using compromised credentials, and the challenging vulnerability landscape with more critical disclosures and zero days. Looking ahead, she anticipates AI making existing threat vectors more sophisticated and faster, with the potential for AI to introduce entirely new risks.
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