Machine Learning Enlisted to Fight Ransomware

Everyone seemingly is complaining about the spread of ransomware, and now somebody is trying to do something about it using machine learning-based behavioral analytics techniques to track suspicious behavior on company networks. As the scale of the ransomware threat grows, including ransom payments by hospitals and universities and growing fears that it will soon spread to other sectors, a Silicon Valley security intelligence firm has rolled out an approach for detecting ransomware via machine learning. Exabeam, a specialist in user and “entity” behavior analytics based in San Mateo, Calif., unveiled its analytics approach to detecting ransomware attacks during a security conference this week. The early warning system is touted as being able to spot ransomware activity on corporate networks without relying on third-party security controls. The platform also can spot…


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