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Use of AI and Blockchain in Cybersecurity Threat Detection

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain have shown potential in providing various methods for threat detection, while both differ in nature, the combination of the two or even standalone capabilities can be of great help in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is of utmost importance because in this era of digitalization latest attack vectors need to ward off. This article will go in depth showing how Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence can be used for averting cyber threats. One cannot name any industry where cyber threats are not a thing. If you want to learn how bad actors work, what is done with your information, and how threats can be eliminated you must attend the Cyber Security For Defense Conference where experts talk about the ‘latest’ and upcoming developments and requirements in Cybersecurity (we do have a discount for you as well somewhere in this write up).

This in-depth article by Dr. Hack of Hackology covers:

  • Use of AI and Blockchain in Cybersecurity threat detection
  • Recent Threats
  • Why we need AI in Cyber security
  • Malware Detection using AI
  • Deep Learning for Security Operation Centers
  • Using blockchains to prevent DDoS attacks
  • Cybersecurity Using Blockchain Technology
  • Merging AI and Blockchain

Defense in the Age of Cyber-Warfare: FY2020 Budget Highlights

Future wars will be waged not just in the air, on the land, and at sea, but also in outer space and cyberspace, increasing the complexity of warfare. In an effort to preserve U.S. cyberspace superiority and stop cyber attacks before they hit our networks, the DoD will invest more than $9.6 billion in cyber security programs, solutions and infrastructure in 2020. The infographic below highlights where the money is going and how these investments will help prepare the Joint Forces to face the threats and challenges of the increasingly complex security environment of the cyber era by:

  • Reducing risk to DoD networks, systems, and information by investing in more cybersecurity capabilities
  • Supporting offensive and defensive cyberspace operations
  • Modernizing DoD’s general purpose cloud environment

DoD Cybersecurity Priorities, Challenges and Updates from the 2018 GAO Report

In October 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a series of in-depth report outlining the federal governments’ top cybersecurity challenges and providing guidance on how to address them.

According to the report, the DoD is facing a number of widespread, systematic and mission critical cyber vulnerabilities that, in particular, threaten the security of weapons systems and critical utility infrastructure. The following is an overview of what the GAO report uncovered, their recommendations for closing these cybersecurity gaps and updates on what has changed since the release of the report.

This GAO Cybersecurity Report at-a-glance highlights:

  • Top cyber vulnerabilities of weapons systems and industrial control systems
  • How the DoD is working to more effectively recruit and retain cybersecurity talent
  • Top barriers to cybersecurity and GAO recommendations for overcoming them
  • The evolving policies and procedures leveraged by DoD agencies to ensure that contractor networks are secure