Cybersecurity , Risk Management

Machine Learning: Cutting Past the Hype

Lastline CTO Giovanni Vigna on Incorporting Machine Learning and AI in Enterprise Defense
Giovanni Vigna, CTO, Lastline

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are the current darlings of security solutions marketers. But Giovanni Vigna, CTO at Lastline, wants security leaders to know what machine learning in particular can - and cannot - do to improve cybersecurity defenses.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group at Infosecurity Europe 2017, Vigna discusses:

  • What machine learning is and is not;
  • How adversaries are starting to counter machine learning solutions;
  • Ways to incorporate machine learning and AI as elements of a layered defense.

Vigna has been researching and developing security technology for more than 20 years, working on malware analysis, web security, vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection. He's a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara and is the director of the Computer Security Group at UCSB. He is the author of more than 200 publications, including peer-reviewed papers in journals, conferences and workshops; a book on intrusion correlation; and (as an editor) a book on mobile code security.


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Tom Field

Tom Field

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Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its diverse cadre of senior-level editors and reporters. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning Summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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