• Three years ago, Insight Partners bought the company’s majority of shares. The purchase price was more than USD 780 million.
  • One of many businesses using OpenAI’s GPT family of language models to assist cybersecurity teams in their work is Recorded Future.

A cybersecurity tool that uses an OpenAI LP artificial intelligence model to identify threats was just released by Recorded Future Inc.

The software platform by Boston-based Recorded Future enables businesses to monitor hacker activity. The platform, for instance, can be used by a bank to find new malware campaigns that target the financial industry. Recorded Future says that over 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies use its technology.

Three years ago, Insight Partners bought the majority of the company. It was worth more than USD 780 million in the agreement.

The new tool that the company unveiled recently, Recorded Future AI, is built using a neural network from OpenAI’s GPT series of large language models. The most recent neural network in the GPT series, GPT-4, debuted last month. There are also more than a dozen additional AI models in the product line with various feature sets.

Companies continuously gather information about user activity, applications, and hardware in their networks to identify breaches. In the past, cybersecurity teams manually examined that data to look for fraudulent activity. The goal of Recorded Future AI is to make the task easier.

The business claims that its new tool automatically locates breach indicators in a company’s network and ranks them according to their seriousness. It also identifies weaknesses. For instance, the tool can determine whether a server has a configuration error that enables users to log in without a password.

The Recorded Future AI promises to accelerate several additional tasks as well.

Cybersecurity teams regularly produce reports for executives as part of their work that describes how well the corporate network is protected and where improvements can be made. Analysts must manually collect technical data from various systems in order to create such a report. The process could be sped up by several days with the help of Recorded Future AI’s promise to automate some steps.

Christopher Ahlberg, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer said, “Now, with Recorded Future AI, we believe we can eliminate the cyber skills shortage and increase the capacity for cyber readiness by immediately surfacing actionable intelligence.”

One hundred terabytes of cybersecurity data were used to train the GPT model that Recorded Future obtained from OpenAI to create the tool. The startup’s eponymous software platform was used to gather the data. The platform offers businesses data on vulnerabilities, cyberattacks, and the servers which hackers utilize to launch malware campaigns.

The tool also uses research from the Insikt Group research group of the startup. The 40,000 analyst notes on online threats that the Insikt Group has produced over the years are included, in particular. Cybersecurity teams employ these analyst notes to describe hacker strategies and disseminate associated technical data.

One of many businesses using OpenAI’s GPT family of language models to assist cybersecurity teams in their work is Recorded Future.

Microsoft Corp. unveiled Security Copilot, a service that uses the most recent GPT-4 model from OpenAI last month. During a breach attempt, the service automatically detects malicious activity and predicts the next moves a hacker is likely to make. Cybersecurity teams can use security Copilot’s data to guide their efforts to address breaches.