Machine learning technologies are revolutionizing the practice of information security by helping sort out the signal from the noise of security events, suspicious patterns of activity and so on. Nowhere is the promise of machine learning more evident than in spotting targeted attacks like business email compromise, impersonation attempts, or account hijacking. And yet, machine learning and artificial intelligence are no panacea. In this webinar, Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts will sit down with Asaf Cidon, VP of Content Security Services at Barracuda, to talk about machine learning’s promise and limitations. Attendees will learn how new technologies can simplify the task of spotting suspicious activity or malicious campaigns, and how to best deploy security talent to complement and build on the work of machine learning technologies.
VP, Content Security Services
Asaf Cidon is the Vice President, Content Security Services at Barracuda Networks, where he co-leads the development of Barracuda Sentinel. Asaf completed his PhD at Stanford, where his research focused on how to provide reliability and performance guarantees in large-scale cloud environments, and was adopted by several companies, including Facebook, Tibco, and Chartbeat. During his PhD, he founded and served as the CEO of Sookasa, a cloud storage security startup, which was acquired by Barracuda Networks in 2016. He is the recipient of SC Media’s 2017 Rising Star Award and the Stanford Graduate Fellowship.
Founder & Editor in Chief
Paul Roberts is the founder and Editor in Chief of The Security Ledger (securityledger.com), an independent security news website that explores the intersection of cyber security with the Internet of Things. Paul is a seasoned reporter, editor and industry analyst with more than a decade of experience covering the information technology security space. His writing about cyber security has appeared in publications including The Christian Science Monitor, MIT Technology Review, The Economist Intelligence Unit, CIO Magazine, ZDNet and Fortune Small Business. He has appeared on NPR’s Marketplace Tech Report, KPCC’s AirTalk, Al Jazeera and The Oprah Show.