Don’t expect AI to save our security skins, warns RSA boss

RSA 2016 RSA president Amit Yoran used the opening keynote of his company’s conference to warn about the dangers of trusting new technology – and to launch a stinging attack on government stupidity over encryption. Yoran acknowledged that deep learning and AI systems were going to be a theme of the conference this year – indeed RSA is launching its own behavioral analytics engine at the show – but said the industry can’t rely on such systems to solve real-world security problems. People got very excited about AI when Google’s AlphaGo deep learning system beat the European Go champion five times in a row. It was an impressive achievement, he said, but hardly a good demo of AI for the security industry. “Go has defined boundaries and all players must…


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