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How AI Is Transforming Cybersecurity Models and Practices

Exploring the Future of AI in Cybersecurity With Menlo Ventures' Rama Sekhar
Rama Sekhar, partner, Menlo Ventures

The introduction of artificial intelligence has transformed cybersecurity, presenting organizations with both new challenges and innovative solutions. AI is not just a tool but a pivotal element in redefining security strategies, said Rama Sekhar, partner with Menlo Ventures.

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"AI could be even bigger than past advancements in security like cloud or API security," Sekhar said.

"Everybody's used ChatGPT or cloud. We're a big investor in Anthropic, and we've basically opened up these models to the public. And you can trick these models into saying things that they don't want to say by injecting prompt engineering text that'll trick these models," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Sekhar also discussed:

  • The nature of AI-specific attacks;
  • How AI can streamline security operations;
  • Using AI to bridge the talent gap.

Sekhar focuses on early- to late-stage venture investments in enterprise and infrastructure including cloud, AI/ML, DevOps, cybersecurity and networking. His current investments include Amberflo, ClearDATA, DataRobot, Dremio, FOSSA, Harness and InfluxData. Prior to Menlo Ventures, he was a partner at Norwest Venture Partners.


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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.




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