AI and math can’t trump smart attackers

Tony Anscombe

Black-hat hackers are continually learning and businesses have a tough job to keep up. We’ve often heard how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will make companies fit for the fight, or how mathematics can predict an attacker’s every move.

But the truth is –no matter how smart an AI algorithm is, it has a narrow focus and learns from a specific data set. Attackers, in comparison, are able to think outside of the box. They can learn from context and benefit from inspiration, which no machine or algorithm can predict. Tony argues that, while important, AI alone is not enough to protect endpoints and predicting an attacker’s next moves. A variety of security solutions and human input are needed.

You can view Tony’s slides below:

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Track 2
Location: Euston Date: October 16, 2018 Time: 11:40 am - 12:25 pm Tony Anscombe Tony Anscombe, ESET