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Infosec Decoded Season 4 #32: Hypershield

With @kaitlynguru@infosec.exchange and @sambowne@infosec.exchange

Fri, Apr 19, 2024

Kaitlyn Handelman

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Sam Bowne

Cisco creates architecture to improve security and sell you new switches
Cisco's Hypershield deploys of "enforcement points" – essentially teensy firewalls that can run on a server, or in data processing units (DPUs, aka SmartNICs) installed in servers or networking hardware. Armed with info about what an app should be doing, and attacks that could change its behavior, enforcement points check for anomalous behavior. Cisco will also build switches to run DPUs, making it possible to apply enforcement points on each port in a switch.

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Feds appoint “AI doomer” to run AI safety at US institute
Former OpenAI researcher once predicted a 50 percent chance of AI killing all of us. Some NIST staff members and scientists allegedly threatened to resign fearing "that Christiano’s association" with effective altruism and "longtermism could compromise the institute’s objectivity and integrity."