Episode 89: How Threat Actors Are Using GenAI as an Enabler

In episode 89 of Cybersecurity Where You Are, co-host Sean Atkinson is joined by the following guests:

  • Rian Davis, Elections Cyber Threat Intelligence Intern at the Center for Internet Security® (CIS®)
  • Timothy Davis, Sr. Elections Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at CIS

Together, they discuss how cyber threat actors (CTAs) are using generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) as an enabler of their attacks.

Here are some highlights from our episode:

  • 01:04. Why it's important to raise awareness of how CTAs are using GenAI
  • 01:59. How the CIS Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) team is seeing generative AI in CTAs' attack methodology
  • 03:50. The types of attacks that are using this technology and how the frequency of those attacks is changing
  • 05:46. Some notable attacks that have used GenAI in their methodology
  • 16:10. The ways in which CTAs are incorporating generative AI into social engineering
  • 24:17. What defenders can do in response to CTAs' use of GenAI





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