Machine learning: Cybersecurity dream-come-true or pipe dream?

Want to know which of your workers aren’t working much, which ones are planning to leave soon and/or might also be planning to steal some proprietary data on the way out the door? Machine learning can help you spot it much more quickly than your legacy HR department, according to Ariel Silverstone, a consulting chief security and privacy officer, who said he’s seen machine learning do that with “a week’s worth of baseline data.” He is not the only one convinced of its value. Zev J. Elgen, global director of data analytics for the law firm Littler Mendelson, said while machine learning’s application to cybersecurity is relatively new, it has the potential to “revolutionize” it. And former Symantec CTO Amit Mital (now manager at KNRL Labs), at a panel discussion…


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