Episode Description

Forecast = Expect a downpour of DDoS with a chance of ransomware gusts, and keep an umbrella handy for data breach drizzles.

In this episode of Storm⚡️Watch we're bracing for a tempest of cybersecurity insights. The Cyberside Chat segment takes a deep dive into the Department of Justice's recent announcement regarding AI in crimes, signaling harsher sentences akin to weapon-enhanced offenses. We explore the implications of AI's double-edged sword in criminal justice, the DOJ's Justice AI initiative, and the broader Artificial Intelligence Strategy. We also discuss federal actions to regulate AI, including the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2022, and the Executive Order on Promoting the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in the Federal Government. A study on AI-modified content in peer reviews at AI conferences is examined, highlighting the challenges of distinguishing AI-generated text from human-written content.

In the Cyber Spotlight, we shine a light on the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and its recent slowdown in updates. We discuss the implications for vulnerability management and the cybersecurity community's response, including NIST's efforts to form a consortium to address these issues.

Tool Time introduces the Sunlight Certificate Transparency Log, a project aimed at enhancing the scalability and reliability of Certificate Transparency logs. We delve into the new tile-based architecture and its benefits for various stakeholders, including Certificate Authorities, CT monitors and auditors, web browsers, and security researchers.

We also engage in some Shameless Self-Promotion, highlighting key insights from the 2024 State of Threat Hunting Report by Censys and tracking the aftermath of Atlassian's Confluence CVE-2023-22527 with GreyNoise.

Our Tag Roundup covers recent tags and active campaigns, providing a snapshot of the current threat landscape.

Finally, we wrap up the episode with our KEV Roundup, discussing the latest entries in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, and close with a fun question about our dream fictional vehicles.

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