Machine Learning’s Big Role in the Future of Cybersecurity

Information security has always been a cat and mouse game. The good guys build a new wall, and the bad guys figure out a way over it, under it, or around it. But lately, the bad guys seem to be circumventing our walls with greater and greater ease. Stopping them will require a quantum leap in the capabilities of the good guys, and that could mean more widespread use of machine learning technology.It may surprise the casual observer, but machine learning is not widely leveraged in the IT security field at this time. Notwithstanding credit card fraud detection systems and network device makers that are using advanced analytics, the systems that automate common security activities in practically every large company–such as detecting malware on your PC or spotting malicious activity…


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