3211 - Rise of the Machines
Wednesday, October 10
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Floor 3: Mardi Gras: Salon E
Many of the top security vendors, information security specialists and cybersecurity professionals are claiming how artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the face of defending against the most advanced attacks. Most vendors fail to be transparent on how these technologies work. We are bombarded with buzzwords, yet we don't understand what they mean, what the technology does, and how we should keep vendors accountable. When we look for the details on the specifics of what makes these products effective, we are usually given vague answers or told it is a proprietary technology. The truth is there is no magic behind machine learning.
This talk will examine the details behind the mechanics on artificial intelligence and machine learning. We'll discuss how different techniques are being used to detect malware, malicious domains, phishing emails and other threats. We will examine how these systems need to be set up and trained, and the inherent weaknesses built into them.
We will examine why these technologies fail and how attackers routinely bypass these methods for detection to infiltrate systems. Attendees will learn about advance attacker techniques and how hackers are using machine learning against organizations that use them.
Learn to look past the marketing hype and understand the true value and limitation of cybersecurity AI. You will understand what the technology actually has the capability of achieving and how to hold vendors who claim they utilize the technology accountable.
- Understand what AI, neural network and machine language really is in the context of cybersecurity.
- Separate marketing messages from technology and understand how machine learning and AI is implemented, trained and maintained to detect the latest cybersecurity threats.
- The limitations of the technology and how attackers bypass detection and infiltrate systems.