She Blinded Me with Data Science: Why Machine Learning Varies Broadly for Network Security

David Thompson, Senior Director, Product Management, LightCyber. One great promise machine learning holds for the network security industry is the ability to detect advanced and unknown attacks, particularly those leading to data breaches. Unfortunately, machine learning is quickly becoming a popular marketing term and vendors use it in very different ways, thus obscuring whether real benefits are being introduced. Instead of arguing the basic jargon, it’s time to better define what machine learning can accomplish and why one would care. Bold Step Forward or Repeating History? Machine learning or data science is only as good as its application. Applied to the wrong problems or in the same ways security has been approached for the past 20 years will deliver the same results: excessive false positives, and the continued inability to…


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