Sep 23–26, 2019

When machines fight machines: Cyberbattles and the new frontier of artificial intelligence

Marcus Fowler (Darktrace)
2:55pm3:35pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 1E 09
Secondary topics:  Privacy and Security

Who is this presentation for?

CIOs, CISOs, IT Directors, IT Managers

Level

Intermediate

Description

The cyber-threat landscape is changing. In addition to high-speed attacks, today’s most sophisticated threat-actors are playing a longer game – one that is silent and stealthy. Their objective is to disrupt operations, undermine trust, or simply learn trade secrets by going undetected inside networks.
Digital environments are changing too. Increasing digitization, the surge of IoT devices, and the cloud mean that network boundaries are more porous than ever. Securing the perimeter simply isn’t possible.
To defend against threats that are continually evolving, tomorrow’s cyber security must go beyond looking for yesterday’s attacker – it must find what it doesn’t know to look for. AI technologies have led to the emergence of self-learning, self-defending networks that achieve this – detecting and autonomously responding to in-progress attacks in real time. These cyber immune systems enable the security team to focus on high-value tasks, can counter even machine-speed threats, and work in all environments, including the cloud.
In this session, learn about:
• Navigating new types of cyber-threats, including weaponized AI
• Overcoming the limitations of the legacy approaches to information security
• Adopting an ‘immune system’ model for cyber security, powered by machine learning
• The power of AI to fight back autonomously against in-progress attacks
• Real-world cyber-threats thwarted by machine learning, including IoT hacks and stealthy insider threats

Prerequisite knowledge

Basic knowledge of the current threat landscape. No in-depth technical knowledge required.

What you'll learn

Attendees will learn about: • Navigating new types of cyber-threats, including weaponized AI • Overcoming the limitations of the legacy approaches to information security • Adopting an ‘immune system’ model for cyber security, powered by machine learning • The power of AI to fight back autonomously against in-progress attacks • Real-world cyber-threats thwarted by machine learning, including IoT hacks and stealthy insider threats
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Marcus Fowler

Darktrace

Marcus Fowler spent 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency developing global cyber operations and technical strategies, until joining Darktrace in 2019. He has led cyber efforts with various US Intelligence Community elements and global partners, and has extensive experience advising senior leaders on cyber efforts. He is recognized as a leader in developing and deploying innovative cyber solutions. Prior to serving at the CIA, Marcus was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Marcus has an engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters’ Degree in International Security Studies from The Fletcher School. He also completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Advanced Management Program.

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