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Macro security: The risks of allowing or blocking macros and a game-changing new approach

Sam Brazier-Hollins, Head of Cyber, oobe

Like so many technologies of yester-year, macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) – the language macros are written in – were created in the days before ‘secure by design’. In this blog, Sam Brazier-Hollins, Head of Cyber, oobe gives a historical perspective on the Macro dilemma, discusses the risks of allowing and blocking macros and briefly explains how you can close the macro security gap.




It's not too late - You and your team might not be as far behind the AI adoption curve as you think.

Nate Buchanan Director, Pathfindr

Specifically, we’re going to unpack a particular finding in The State of Generative AI in the Enterprise, a report based on data gathered in 2023 and published by Menlo Ventures. Over 450 enterprise executives were surveyed to get their thoughts on how Gen AI adoption has been going at their companies.




How to choose, think about and what to do with your first company Copilot

Dawid Naude, Director, Pathfindr

Bots, like people, have two types of usefulness - knowledge and skills. Things it knows, and work it can do. In this Blog, Dawid Naude of Pathfindr provides practical advice to help you roll out or review your deployment of co-pilots and chatbots within your organisation, to generate both a short time impact and longer term strategic value.




You don't need great data to get wins with AI

Dawid Naude, Director, Pathfindr

I don’t know if it’s simply a convenient answer whilst there are hundreds of other competing priorities, or if it’s a misinformed opinion, but “our data isn’t ready yet to take advantage of AI” is something we hear regularly. Or similar variants like needing to spend 2024 getting data ready and then they’ll reassess AI in 2025.




AI for Private Equity

Nate Buchanan, Director, Pathfindr

Occasionally at The Path, we like to take a break from our regular, Pultizer-worthy content to write a deep dive on how AI can make a difference in a particular industry. This week we’re focusing on private equity and how GPs and their management teams can use AI to manage risk, optimize performance, and seize opportunities that others might miss.




AI for Quality Engineering

Nate Buchanan Director, Pathfindr

Continuing our “AI in [Insert Industry Here]” series that we began in last week’s edition with our deep-dive on how AI can make a difference in private equity, this week we’ll focus on a capability instead of an industry.




5 No-Brainer Ideas to help you get started with AI

Dawid Naude, Director, Pathfindr

For all the hype around AI, it’s often not clear to business where they should get started. Some convince themselves they have a plan, you’re in this category if you say “We’ve given some people access to MS Copilot”. Let me guess - they seem to like the MS Teams meeting summarisation right?