Machine learning in cybersecurity: what is it and what do you need to know?

Date: February 13, 2017 Published by

  • Andrew Gardner, senior director for machine learning at Symantec, explains that where machine learning will really help is in scale and automation.
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    Today, machine learning is best suited for solving problems external to customers, says 451’s Adrian Sanabria.

  • “The fact that machine learning has had some success in one area of infosec practically guarantees that this industry will attempt to use machine learning anywhere and everywhere it can be shoehorned in.”
  • Matthias Maier, security evangelist for Splunk, predicts a more forbidding future for threats that make use of machine learning, especially as machine learning models become more accessible.
  • “With unsupervised models in machine learning you can then teach a model using neural networks and deep learning,” says Pavlakis.