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Make Data Work
22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Machine learning to "spot" cybersecurity incidents at scale

Eddie Garcia (Cloudera)
12:0512:45 Thursday, 25 May 2017
Platform Security and Cybersecurity
Location: Capital Suite 14
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Security professionals

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of Apache Hadoop and network security concepts

What you'll learn

  • Learn how Apache Spot is being developed as a community open source effort in the fight against proliferating cybersecurity attacks and why organizations should care


The use of big data and machine learning to detect and predict security threats is a growing trend, with interest from financial institutions, telecommunications providers, healthcare companies, and governments alike. Eddie Garcia explores how companies are using Apache Hadoop-based approaches to protect their organizations and explains how Apache Spot (incubating)—an Apache-licensed open source project that uses Apache Hadoop and machine learning for network security analytics—is tackling this challenge head-on. Join Eddie to understand how the future of cybersecurity will converge on open data models and the new machine-learning techniques required to protect organizations from the evolving and growing cybersecurity landscape.

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Eddie Garcia


Eddie Garcia is chief information security officer at Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management, where he draws on his more than 20 years of information and data security experience to help Cloudera Enterprise customers reduce security and compliance risks associated with sensitive datasets stored and accessed in Apache Hadoop environments. Previously, Eddie was the vice president of infosec and engineering for Gazzang prior to its acquisition by Cloudera, where he architected and implemented secure and compliant big data infrastructures for customers in the financial services, healthcare, and public sector industries to meet PCI, HIPAA, FERPA, FISMA, and EU data security requirements. He was also the chief architect of the Gazzang zNcrypt product and is author of three patents for data security.