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Fighting Cybercrime with Artificial Intelligence

  • Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Dave Shackleford and Keith Rayle
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Malware dates back to the earliest days of connected computing. Our approach to dealing with malware has remained relatively static. The current malware management method relies on being able to determine patterns within unpacked, decrypted files. This provides a single pattern-based signature to defend against a wide range of malware attacks but is insufficient for the future. Artificial intelligence has been used to solve business and social problems using advanced data mining and compute capabilities. During this session a specific implementation of a deep learning system will be explored to give insight into how this type of technology will combat cybercriminals and the malware they create.

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Keith Rayle

Over 20 years of governance and operational security experience. Executive level security consulting, to include program/portfolio creation and management. Provided board level reporting, security strategy creation and implementation, and global business security integrations. Acting CISO and Director of Security for large corporations. Led large multi-project teams at the program level, with oversight of multiple simultaneous and complex implementations of technical security projects. Designed and implemented most aspects of corporate security programs. Assisted large organizations in defining CISO responsibilities and requirements in order to provide alignment of security programs to business operations.

Consulting experience includes delivery of services to include large multi-project/multi-year programs. Provided executive advisory services in a variety of industries, to include retail, aerospace engineering, national/international banking, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, federal/state organizations, and others. A wide range of regulatory experience includes PCI, SOX, FFIEC/FIDC, HIPAA, NERC CIP, and security framework knowledge extends to ISO/IEC 27001/27001, NIST, FISMA, OCTAVE and others.

Program level services for customers, including advisement to Fortune 100 executives (CIO and CISO), creation of corporate security programs and strategies, risk program operational definitions and implementation, and delivery of security/privacy framework implementations. Provided all aspects of creating and implementing multi-project technical programs, from requirements gathering to shifting systems into operational SDLC maintenance cycles. Created large risk management frameworks for global enterprises, to include complex operations such as mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

21-year military veteran as a nuclear weapons technician, threat officer, OH-58/AH-1/UH-60 helicopter pilot and maintenance operations officer.

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