The Need For Domain Experts and Non Trivial Conclusions

In my last blog post I highlighted some challenges with a research approach from a paper that was published at IEEE S&P, the sub conference on “Deep Learning and Security Workshop (DLS 2019)“. The same conference featured another paper that spiked my interest: Exploring Adversarial Examples in Malware Detection. This ... Read More

Research is “Skewing up”

Over the weekend I was catching up on some reading and came about the “Deep Learning and Security Workshop (DLS 2019)“. With great interest I browsed through the agenda and read some of the papers / talks, just to find myself quite disappointed. It seems like not much has changed ... Read More

Causality Research in AI – How Does My Car Make Decisions?

Before even diving into the topic of Causality Research, I need to clarify my use of the term #AI. I am getting sloppy in my definitions and am using AI like everyone else is using it, as a synonym for analytics. In the following, I’ll even use it as a ... Read More
We dont have artificial intelligence (yet) Algorithms are getting smarter, but experts are more important Stop throwing algorithms on the wall - they are not spaghetti Understand your data and your algorithms Invest in people who know security (and have experience) Build systems that capture expert knowledge Think out of the box, history is bad for innovation

AI & ML IN CYBERSECURITY – Why Algorithms Are Dangerous

Join me for my talk about AI and ML in cyber security at BlackHat on Thursday the 9th of August in Las Vegas. I’ll be exploring the topics of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to show some of the ‘dangerous’ mistakes that the industry (vendors and practitioners alike) ... Read More
Security Analyst Summit 2018 in Cancun – AI, ML, And The Sun

Security Analyst Summit 2018 in Cancun – AI, ML, And The Sun

Another year, another Security Analytics Summit. This year Kaspersky gathered an amazing set of speakers in Cancun, Mexico. I presented on AI & ML in Cyber Security – Why Algorithms Are Dangerous. I was really pleased how well the talk was received and it was super fun to see the ... Read More
Virtual Reality in Cyber Security

Virtual Reality in Cyber Security

I just read an article on virtual reality (VR) in cyber security and how VR can be used in a SOC. Image taken from original post The post basically says that VR helps the SOC be less of an expensive room you have to operate by letting a company take ... Read More

AI in Cyber Security – Where We Stand & Where We Need to Go

I have been talking about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in cyber security quite a bit lately. My latest two essays you can find as guest posts on TowardsDataScience and DarkReading. Following is a summary of the latest AI and ML posts with quick summaries: Machine Learning and ... Read More