Machine Learning and Malware: What You Need to Know
Robert Leong, Dir, Prod Mgmt., McAfee Labs; Raf Los, Optiv; Dr. Paulo Shakarian; Brandon Dunlap (Moderator)
The seismic jolt in the Threat Landscape caused by the success of threats like ransomware combined with the geometric rise of so-called zero-day malware (i.e. malware for which no AV signature defenses exist) has given rise to all manner of innovation in the Cybersecurity industry. But a lot of what is being said and presented in the market is really confusing and that’s a problem for practitioners. One of the most-frequently-used phrases in security today is “Machine Learning” or “Math-Based” and “Artificial Intelligence” or “AI”. These phrases are entering the security conversation to describe capabilities, approaches, and strategies, but in reality, they are confusing a great many people. Which begs the question: “What on Earth does it mean?” and “How can Machine Learning be used in Enterprise Security?” Join McAfee and (ISC)2 on April 27, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern as we clear the confusion, explore the answers to these questions and discuss what this means for dealing with threats.
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