Access Point: Weekly News Roundup For IT Executives – May 24, 2024

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Access Point: Weekly News Roundup For IT Executives – May 24, 2024

In this week's news for IT executives:  

Protect AI Releases 'Bug Bounty' Report On May Vulnerabilities 

Protect AI, which offers artificial intelligence application security, just released its May vulnerability report.  

The report was created with Protect AI's AI/ML "bug bounty" program, huntr. According to the company, the program is made up of over 15,000 members who hunt for vulnerabilities across the "entire OSS AI/ML supply chain."   

The vulnerabilities involve tools used to build ML models that fuel AI applications. The huntr community, along with Protect AI researchers, found these tools to be vulnerable to "unique security threats." Here is a list of the vulnerabilities discovered.  

Strata Announces 'Always-On' Identity Continuity 

Strata Identity, which provides identity orchestration, unveiled a new feature to its Maverics Identity Orchestration platform. The new feature provides "always-on" access. If your IdP (primary identity provider) becomes unavailable, Strata will fail over to another designated cloud IdP or, in the case of no internet connectivity, to an on-premises IdP like Microsoft Active Directory.   

Midmarket CISO In Inductive Automation: 'Here's Why We Chose 1Password' 

When budgets and staffing are tight and cyberthreats keep growing, it's imperative that organizations choose the right vendor and products for their security needs.  

Jason Waits, CISO of Inductive Automation, spoke with MES Computing on the reasons why the company decided to go with 1Password as its password management solution. 

How Semperis Is Helping Detect 'Low And Slow' Cyberattacks And Why It's Targeting The Midmarket 

Semperis' VP of products, Darren Mar-Elia breaks down how ML helps with identity-based security and why the new offering is a fit for midmarket organizations' cyber resilience strategies. 

Other Tech News And Info 

From this week's Microsoft Build event: 

Microsoft CEO Nadella: Copilot+ PC Gets Closer To 'Computers That Understand Us' 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella showcased the tech giant's new Windows PC category, Copilot+ PCs, which promises to "unleash the power of distributed AI across the edge" and bring AI power from the cloud to devices – comparing the release to when 32-bit Windows revolutionized the PC market. 

Microsoft Build 2024: CEO Nadella Declares 'A Golden Age Of Systems' 

Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella declared "a golden age of systems" in his Build 2024 keynote Tuesday, taking time to walk an audience of developers through the tech giant's ongoing innovations in artificial intelligence across infrastructure, data, tooling, applications and more. 

Recruiting Neurodiverse Talent Isn't As Difficult As You Think 

From Computing UK: One of the factors contributing to the under employment of ND people, is the perception that accommodating their needs can be disruptive to the workplace. Read the full article here.  

 

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