3 Flavors of Machine Learning: Who, What & Where

To get beyond the jargon of ML, you have to consider who (or what) performs the actual work of detecting advanced attacks: vendor, product or end-user. The great promise machine learning holds for the security industry is its ability to detect advanced and unknown attacks — particularly those leading to data breaches. These range from traditional uses — such as malware detection — to new areas like attack detection for hackers who have circumvented preventative security. Unfortunately, machine learning , which is rapidly becoming a popular marketing term, has lost much of its meaning because virtually all vendors define it differently. One way to get beyond the jargon is to look at ML from the perspective of who actually performs it, and where. But first, some basic concepts and definitions.…


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