The Role of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

by Angela Guess Alex Woodie recently wrote in Datanami, “It may surprise the casual observer, but machine learning is not widely leveraged in the IT security field at this time. Notwithstanding credit card fraud detection systems and network device makers that are using advanced analytics, the systems that automate common security activities in practically every large company–such as detecting malware on your PC or spotting malicious activity on a network–largely rely on humans to properly code and configure them, security experts say.” Woodie continues, “While there has been extensive academic research into the use of machine learning technology in cybersecurity, we’re just now beginning to see security tools that actually leverage the technology in the field. Startups like Invincea, Cylance, Exabeam, and Argyle Data, are leveraging machine learning techniques to…

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