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Fifth Of CISOs Admit Staff Leaked Data Via GenAI

Fifth Of CISOs Admit Staff Leaked Data Via GenAI

A RiverSafe report found that 20% of UK companies have experienced data leaks via generative AI tools like ChatGPT, with 75% of CISOs viewing insider threats as more significant than external ones. AI misuse by employees and cybercriminals is a major concern, and the adoption of AI has strained cybersecurity budgets and highlighted a skills gap.

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Uncovering the Threat: How Cuban Spies Penetrated U.S. Intelligence for Decades

Uncovering the Threat: How Cuban Spies Penetrated U.S. Intelligence for Decades

For decades, prolific Cuban spies working in the U.S. government, serving in high-profile positions with top security clearances, have evaded American intelligence officials.

The CBS News report on “60 Minutes” highlights the extensive and troubling espionage activities conducted by Ana Montes, a former senior analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and other spies working for Cuba within the U.S. government.

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How China Spies On Dissidents In Other Countries

How China Spies On Dissidents In Other Countries

On a bitterly cold winter morning in China last year, a man who’d spent more than a decade working as a spy for the notorious secret police decided to flee his homeland.

For the first time, a former spy for China’s notorious secret police, one of the country’s most powerful intelligence agencies, reveals the covert and illegal operations he was ordered to carry out abroad and the dissidents he tracked in Australia, Canada, India, Cambodia, and Thailand.

In a major ABC investigation reported by Echo Hui, the spy known as Eric comes out of the shadows at great risk to himself to expose how China has used its global network to surveil, silence, and kidnap state enemies over the last two decades.

The spy reveals his double life and secrets. He discloses how the secret police operate, including their cover firms, his targets, and his methods.

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Former NSA Employee Sentenced To Almost 22 Years For Trying To Sell Secrets To Russia

Former NSA Employee Sentenced To Almost 22 Years For Trying To Sell Secrets To Russia

In 2022, the former National Security Agency employee had exchanged emails with an FBI agent posing as a Russian agent. Motivated by debt and ideology, the employee agreed to share classified information in exchange for $85,000.

The defendant, who had sworn an oath to defend USA, believed there was an opportunity to help balance the scales of the world while also tending to his own needs.

For more information, click onto the CNN website.

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20% Of Organisations Admit That An Employee At Their Organisation Has Exposed Company Data Using AI Tools Such As ChatGPT, According To New Research

20% Of Organisations Admit That An Employee At Their Organisation Has Exposed Company Data Using AI Tools Such As ChatGPT, According To New Research

A survey of 250 UK CISOs conducted by independent polling agency Censuswide, revelaed that 75% of security leaders believe that insider threats pose a more significant risk than external threats to their organisation’s cybersecurity.

On top of this, 20% identified AI as their biggest cybersecurity threat, pointing to more concerns over AI’s potential misuse in cyber-attacks.

For more information, click onto the BM Magazine website.

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MITRE Pushes To Launch New Insider Threat Framework

MITRE Pushes To Launch New Insider Threat Framework

Not Enough Is Known About Insider Threats

MITRE’s Chief Scientist for Insider Threats Capabilities Dr. Deanna Caputo spoke about the launch of a new framework for insider threats in a recent interview.

The MITRE will connect cyber-physical elements with psycho-social pieces—individual and organizational factors. It will be the first comprehensive data-driven framework for insider threats.

For more information, click onto the MITRE website.

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Johnson & Johnson Accuses Former Employee Of Taking Thousands Of Files To New Role At Pfizer

Johnson & Johnson Accuses Former Employee Of Taking Thousands Of Files To New Role At Pfizer

Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations, have long competed in many therapeutic areas. An intriguing backdrop was when a J&J employee switched sides and purportedly carried thousands of classified planning files.

To make matters worse, the alleged former employee then accessed the J&J information while on the clock in his new position at Pfizer.

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Insider Threats Are AI Developers Next Hurdle

Insider Threats Are AI Developers Next Hurdle

AI developers face a growing threat from spies and employees seeking to steal company secrets amidst high market demand.

Recent incidents, like the indictment of a former Google engineer, underscore the vulnerability of the U.S. AI sector.

While larger companies have counter-espionage measures, smaller startups are at risk due to limited resources and awareness.

The Biden administration is prioritising tackling industry espionage, but safeguarding against insider threats remains challenging.

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Former Google Engineer Indicted For Stealing AI Secrets To Aid Chinese Firms

Former Google Engineer Indicted For Stealing AI Secrets To Aid Chinese Firms

Linwei Ding, a former Google engineer, has been indicted for stealing AI-related trade secrets and confidential information, which he allegedly shared with Chinese companies.

Ding, who worked on Google’s supercomputing data centers, uploaded over 500 files to his personal Google cloud account between May 2022 and May 2023.

Shortly after, he accepted a CTO job with a Chinese company, Rongshu, and founded Zhisuan, receiving funding to replicate and improve Google’s AI platform.

Google detected the unauthorised uploads in December 2023, leading to Ding’s resignation and legal action.

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ASIO Boss Reveals Politician Betrayed Australia To Foreign Spies

ASIO Boss Reveals Politician Betrayed Australia To Foreign Spies

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) boss Mike Burgess has blown the cover of a sophisticated foreign interference operation that involved a former politician betraying Australia and attempting to bring a prime minister’s relative into the orbit of foreign spies.

The “Threat is real. Threat is now” – Foreign and state-sponsored countries are actively targeting more Australians.

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