Dell: Machine learning security hard to explain, harder to beat

Machine learning security offers many advantages over signature-based detection, but the technology can be as difficult to explain as it is for malware to beat.During an interview with SearchSecurity, Brett Hansen, executive director of data security solutions at Dell, offered insight into his company’s investment in machine learning security and its partnership with advanced threat protection startup Cylance Inc. In part one of the interview, Hansen discussed the problems with traditional antivirus and antimalware programs relying on signature-based detection methods. In part of two of the interview, Hansen talks about the advantages of machine learning for smaller businesses, why it’s a struggle to discuss the technology behind it, and how machine learning security serves as a better defense against ransomware attacks and other emerging threats. Here are excerpts from the…


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