Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Bot or human? Applying machine learning to combating the bot epidemic (sponsored by Oracle + Dyn)

Laurent Gil (Oracle + Dyn)
11:25am–12:05pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: LL20 C Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how machine learning and AI can combat malicious bots


Bots now make up over 50% of website traffic and have become the primary source of malicious application attacks, from DDoS to sophisticated intrusions. The ability of bad actors to disguise bot traffic as legitimate via simulated human behavior presents a challenge: organizations need to allow “good” bot and human traffic while blocking the “bad” traffic.

Laurent Gil outlines what you need to know about bot traffic, discusses the types of bots you may encounter, from the simple to the sophisticated, and shares three real-world applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify and defeat malicious bots.

This session is sponsored by Oracle + Dyn.

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Laurent Gil

Oracle + Dyn

Laurent Gil works on security product strategy at Oracle + Dyn, an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure global business unit. Previously, he was cofounder of Zenedge (acquired by Oracle in March 2018) and cofounder and CEO of Ukraine-based Viewdle (acquired by Google in 2012), which focused on machine learning and computer vision. Laurent holds a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Cybernetic Institute of Ukraine, an MBA from the Wharton School, an MSc in computer science and signal processing from Supélec, a postgraduate degree in management from the Collègedes Ingénieurs in Paris, and a BS in mathematics (summa cum laude) from the University of Bordeaux.