Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Identity & Access Management , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Broadcom's Clayton Donley on How AIOps Helps Resolve Alerts

Donley on Why Aggregating, Summarizing Security Data Speeds Up Incident Resolution
Clayton Donley, vice president and general manager, Broadcom (Image: Broadcom)

Organizations went from having a dearth of information about their security posture to drowning in so many alerts that no human could possibly understand it all, said Broadcom's Clayton Donley.

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Broadcom has doubled down on artificial intelligence for IT operations to help large companies quickly identity and remediate the root cause of security alerts before a cyber incident actually takes place, he said. The company bucked the industry trend of storing massive amounts of information in a data lake and has instead looked to aggregate or summarize redundant data to speed up resolution, Donley said (see: Broadcom Executive on Acquisition of CA Technologies).

"What if AI could help managers understand they can say 'no' to a request for additional access? You can take away that permission, or ideally, you can take it away proactively," Donley said. "Nobody knows what level of access to give people. It's not good. And I think AI gets us a long way to fixing that."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Donley also discussed:

  • The biggest opportunities for generative AI in identity;
  • The top new and emerging threat activity around APIs;
  • Why AIOps can provide better security than data lakes.

Donley is responsible for Broadcom's identity and access portfolio, which protects and manages access to some of the world’s most mission-critical applications. He joined Broadcom via the CA Technologies acquisition where he was senior vice president engineering for the security business unit. Prior to that role, Donley spent 12 years leading product management and engineering as vice president of product development at Oracle, which he joined via the acquisition of OctetString, a security software company that he founded in 2001. Donley previously held IT, product and consulting roles in both North America and China with Motorola and IBM.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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