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More than a Buzzword: How to Deliver on the Promise of Machine Learning

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-09-30 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Chris Ford, Jacob Williams


  • Threat Stack

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Many have tried to position machine learning as a panacea, an automated, one button click solution to cloud security. After years of marketing hype and unmatched expectations, most have come around to the reality that machine learning is just one piece of the puzzle.

In this webinar we will discuss how you can get actual value from machine learning in real world cloud security deployments. We will cover:

●   Telemetry - The three Vs of Big Data calls for volume, velocity, and variety. In order to be successful in your machine learning program you need to cover all three. Learn how you can optimize your data for machine learning.

●   Rules - In cloud security, machine learning typically uses anomaly detection to surface behaviors outside of whats normal. But what if normal behavior is risky? Or anomalous behavior isnt a breach? Learn how to leverage rules to identify both known and unknown threats.

●   Human Expertise - Machine learning excels at adding context to observations but the complex and ephemeral nature of cloud workloads requires human expertise. Learn how to merge human expertise and machine learning analysis to create a real human-machine feedback loop.

Register now for an inside look at how you can properly leverage machine learning in your cloud security environment and start driving real value.

Speaker Bios

Chris Ford

Chris is the Vice President of Product at Threat Stack, where he is responsible for Product Management and User Experience. He brings more than twenty years of experience leading product teams and building innovative security solutions, including Data Loss Prevention, Enterprise Mobility Management, and Secure Cloud Collaboration. Prior to joining Threat Stack, Chris was Chief Product Officer at Blue Cedar Networks and Senior Vice President of Product Management at Intralinks, a secure cloud collaboration platform.

Jacob Williams

Jacob Williams is a SANS Analyst, certified SANS instructor, course author and designer of several NetWars challenges for use in SANS' popular, "gamified" information security training suite. Jake spent more than a decade in information security roles at several government agencies, developing specialties in offensive forensics, malware development, and digital counter-espionage. Jake is the founder of Rendition InfoSec, which provides penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response, expertise in cloud-data exfiltration and the tools and guidance to secure client data against sophisticated, persistent attack on-premises and in the cloud.

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