Kaspersky, a security firm having roots in Russia, has released a prediction filled report stating email servers and satellites becoming key cyber attack targets in the year 2023. The threat will come majorly from APTs and the forecast was made after tracking and analyzing over 900 APTs on a global note.
Strangely, the Eugene Kaspersky led the firm revealed something astonishing in its report. It stated that cyber crooks will use drones mounted with related tools to hack Wi-Fi routers and deliver malicious USB keys in areas where they are banned from use…. now that’s interesting and perhaps impossible to witness in practical…. isn’t it?
Energy Grids, Public Broadcasting, Underwater cables and fibre distribution will majorly be targeted in the coming year.
Email servers will also top the list of being attacked, as they will be exploited through zero-day vulnerabilities.
Other major security predictions made by Kaspersky include satellite hacks downing internet and communication and broadcasting systems, data hacks leading to information leaks and Advanced Persistent Threats shifting their focus from the regular CobaltStrike beacons to other alternatives such as Manjusaka, Ninja, Brute Ratel C4 and Sliver.
Russian war on Ukraine was also discussed in the report as analysts predict that the war game will intensify and kremlin might look to take up cyberwarfare and nuclear attacks, as it is on the verge of loosing all its potential in its physical war with nation led by Volodymyr Zelensky.
From January 3rd, 2022, Amazon will be solving most of its packaging issues with the help of AI based machine learning tools. Meaning, the Jeff Bezos led company will be amalgamating computer vision and natural language processing to ‘guestimate’ the right amount of packaging required to pack millions of products it ships to its customers.
According to an update released to the media, Amazon expressed that the use of AI tech has reduced the packaging consumption per shipment by over 33% that accounts for 3 million tons of packaging required to prepare over 2 billion different sized boxes.
From the year 2019, Amazon tested the Machine Learning model of packaging in its facilities located across the United States and was happy to announce that it was 100% satisfied with the results.
To achieve its vision, the American retail giant had to upgrade its packaging and distribution tunnels with some software driven cameras and some sensors. This resulted in image capturing from multiple angles throughout the conveyor belts at the fulfillment centers.
Here, the machine learning driven computing devices used to gather data related to text and image and then combine them to create a full-fledged profile of the package and its delivery info such as the destination and the way it will lead its way to the end consumer.
As of now, Amazon is only using the AI based technology to serve American and European customers and intends to expand it to its services in other countries to reach the Paris Agreement 2050 decarbonization goal by 2040- 10 years early as agreed in contract.
EC Council, that can smartly abbreviated as the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants, has started a new certification program that offers MOOC certification series.
Mooc stands for massive open online course, a training program that offers essential certifications in cybersecurity that includes courses related to network defense, ethical hacking and digital forensics.
It will be a virtual education series, where students need to attend video lectures, lab tutorials and syllabi related security eCourseware and related to the EC-Council Academia Division.
FYI, the educative material related to the Essential Series, was developed by those who also drafted the syllabus of approved Certified Network Defender (CND) taken up by the United States Department of Defense (DOD).
Wesley Alvarez, the director of EC-Council’s Academics division said that the open source online course will act as a learning model and approach to industry workforce by brushing up their skills. The Essential Series helps students take up self- paced learning in Cybersecurity- independent of the classroom attendance and grasping skills.
EC Council will also host several cyber competitions, flag submissions, and industry feeds in coming months that will help the course participants to check for their technical skills from time to time.
So far, the EC Council that is based in New Mexico has certified over 237,000 professionals hailing from over 43 countries, out of which most have taken certification as a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).