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Saturday, December 23, 2017

How Will Machine Learning Address Cyber Security Problems in 2018? by Quora, Contributor | HuffPost

Can AI/ML solve the problems in InfoSec in 2018? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.


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Answer by Hyrum Anderson, Technical Director of Data Science at Endgame, on Quora:

Can AI/ML solve the problems in InfoSec in 2018? 

Before I bring out my crystal ball on what problems AL/ML might solve in 2018, let me just categorically state that: (1) ML can be really useful for detecting “unknown threats”, but (2) I don’t believe that ML is going to be a silver bullet panacea for all security problems in 2018. Rules and signatures and IOCs and threat intelligence and especially hard-working infosec professionals are all going to be critical for solving infosec problems in 2018.

To be more concrete, here are a few challenges in 2018 that I think ML can help with. My colleague, Amanda Rousseau, recently forecasted what she thought would be the security problems of 2018. I’ll cherry-pick a couple that I think ML can really help with, albeit (as in the previous paragraph) not as a do-it-all panacea.
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