How Machine Learning Can Help Fight Off Cyber Attacks

Although cyber attacks against businesses like the recent one against Yahoo are increasing, hackers are using the same techniques they always have. They’re just doing it lot more and a lot faster. That’s a key takeaway from a discussion about cyber security and machine learning at the Structure Security conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Stuart McClure, the CEO of security startup Cylance, told Fortune’s Robert Hackett that “there is nothing new” in how hackers are breaching computer defenses. He compared cyber attacks to thieves breaking into homes. There are only so many ways thieves can sneak inside, and no one has created new methods like a “teleportation device” for criminals to more easily get through the front door, he explained. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. What’s different now…


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