Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Cybercrime , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks

Tackling Emerging Cyberthreats Head-On

Palo Alto Networks' Miller on AI, Deepfakes and Advanced Persistent Threats
Preston Miller, director - Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks

The threat landscape is becoming more hazardous. Artificial intelligence and deepfake technologies are emerging as major new tools used by cybercriminals to create more effective campaigns. And advanced persistent threat actors are getting more brazen, said Preston Miller, director at Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks.

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"Advanced persistent threats have been the bogeyman of cybersecurity. Historically, they take a 'low and slow' approach," Miller said. "But we've also seen APTs take a more aggressive approach as of this last year - not being afraid to make the victim aware that they are in their environment and trying to achieve total domination as quickly as they can to effectuate their attack rather than taking the traditional 'slow and steady' approach."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at the Fraud, Security and Risk Management Summit, Miller also discussed:

  • The need for security teams to maintain comprehensive visibility across digital infrastructures to counter threats and to follow defense in depth and zero trust principles;
  • Strategies for securing electronic voting systems through vulnerability testing and user education;
  • The importance of refreshing incident response plans to address key issues and enhance cyber resilience.

Miller has extensive experience in digital forensics and incident response. He co-authored "The Python Digital Forensic Cookbook."

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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