William Hill uses machine learning to fight off ‘constant’ cyber attacks

Bookmaker William Hill is deploying machine learning techniques to help protect its services and its customers from “constant” cyber attacks and other threats from hackers. That’s according to Finbarr Joy, chief technology officer at William Hill, who told Computing that the use of machine learning and other advanced algorithmic techniques can much more quickly spot the abnormal behaviour associated with intrusions than a human can. Further reading “It’s constant,” Joy said when asked about cyber attacks, “which means we’re using a lot of technology to stop those patterns of behaviour. How do you spot a pattern that’s different from the normal?” The most useful method for doing that, he argued, is by deploying machine learning algorithms “It builds up a graph of normal activity and builds that up over time,”…


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