Hacking the hackers

Researchers at ASU on track to prevent hacks before they happen. ASU team’s approach to defense from cyberattacks uses machine learning system. September 7, 2016 ASU prof leads team of researchers in effort to stem cyberattacks Consumers panicked in 2013 when retail giant Target suffered a data breach, putting the sensitive financial information of millions at stake. Members of the Democratic National Committee did the same in July of this year when hackers obtained access to party officials’ confidential emails. The message was clear: No one is safe from hacking. There are ways to defend against it but until recently the only defenses were reactive or unable to monitor more than one threat at a time. That’s all changing, thanks to a team of ASU researchers who are taking a…


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