Artificial intelligence takes centre stage in cyber security

Artificial intelligence-led cyber security technology has been in the spotlight at two major industry conferences in Las Vegas, signalling a firm trend in cyber defence research Artificial intelligence has taken centre stage in the cyber security conferences being held in Las Vegas at the start of August, indicating a clear trend in future cyber defence technologies. At the Def Con hacker conference, attendees gathered to witness the final rounds of the eight-hour Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) run by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa). According to Darpa, the world’s growing dependence on computer systems demands the creation of some kind of smart, autonomous security system. The CGC, dubbed the world’s first automated network defence tournament, aims to push the state of the art in automatic program analysis to…


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