Sep 23–26, 2019

When Machines Fight Machines: Cyber Battles & the New Frontier of Artificial Intelligence

Justin Fier (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

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

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

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Justin Fier

Darktrace

Justin Fier is the Director for Cyber Intelligence & Analytics at Darktrace, based in Washington D.C. Justin is one of the US’s leading cyber intelligence experts, and his insights have been widely reported in leading media outlets, including Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Washington Post, and VICELAND. With over 10 years of experience in cyber defense, Justin has supported various elements in the US intelligence community, holding mission-critical security roles with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and Abraxas. Justin is also a highly-skilled technical specialist, and works with Darktrace’s strategic global customers on threat analysis, defensive cyber operations, protecting IoT, and machine learning.

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