Human Experts Are the Answer to Hackers

There is an ongoing war between hackers and information security systems. It usually plays out far from the public eye and happens constantly on servers all over the world. Millions of events take place on computers that could potentially signal malicious activity, and it is the job of carefully-designed software to decipher between the good and the bad. Unluckily for them, missing a single malicious event could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to a company. A recent study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests that the good guys in that fight may have found a significant advantage. The solution is “analyst-in-the-loop” security model, which involves incorporating human judgment and intuition in threat identification and machine learning process. However, while this is important news, it is a…


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