D-Squared Musings – Week 15


⛓️ SCA Reachability Analysis Without The Effort – Josiah Bruner

  • If you know much about the software supply chain, you know that running any type of SCA tooling or vuln scanners will come up with an endless number of vulnerabilities to patch. Most of these vulns are a waste of your time because they’re not in production and/or used by your application. This presentation on “reachability analysis” is an interesting approach to solving this problem, but it’s not a silver bullet. 


🎤 OpenAI’s GPT-4 Discussion with Red Teamer Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg

  • I wouldn’t say this is an interview since Nathan basically talks the entire time… But it was interesting to hear about his experience using the GPT-4 before it had all the existing guardrails as a beta tester. TLDR: GPT-4 can get scary, fast. 

 📹 AI is Evolving Faster Than You Think [GPT-4 and beyond]

  • Cold Fusion created a solid summary for the state of AI currently (03/2023), running through text, image, and video generation. 

🤖 Prompt Engineering – steps towards AI Native Tooling 

  • This is one of the more practical presentations I’ve seen on the use cases available for GPT and other generative ML models. Patrick runs through 25+ use cases in a very short time frame, so you’ll want to pay close attention to this presentation.


🎥 JOY RIDE Trailer

  • This feels like the Chinese version of Hangover. It looks pretty fun. 😂