VC Ted Schlein Sees More Cybersecurity Firms Embrace Machine Learning

Ted Schlein, a managing partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, sees growing demand for machine learning cybersecurity tools. Steven Norton/ WSJ Machine learning tools will underpin many new cybersecurity startups as companies look for scalable ways to sift through massive piles of data, quickly detect strange activity and act accordingly. Shifting away from traditional anti-virus tools, “the difference is going to be around data analysis and using data and behavioral models to determine what’s normal and what’s not normal,” Ted Schlein, a managing partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said earlier this week. “That’s going to bring on a whole new wave of security analytics companies that probably will do a much better job than the signature-based methodology for dealing with these…


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