AI/ML in CyberSecurity


Have you considered !

Yeah I'm gonna need you to explain how you want to detect configuration drift with ML. Let's ignore the actually hard part (implementation) and focus on one question:

What data would you be inputting to your ML model?

If I hear "the configuration files on every server" you've reached the wrong solution because you weren't really thinking about the problem space. ML would be infinitely more expensive and less accurate than ... very basic automation. Ta-da.

I've interviewed Ivy League candidates and the number of answers some of them think should/could be solved with ML is preposterous. "Reverse a linked list" ok so first we generate a set of 100,000 linked lists, and rent 8 GPUs to train an LSTM, and then ...

Now if you have ideas about assessing the operating environment of each server for signals outside of a config file, maybe I'm interested, but you're still almost certainly not going to arrive at a better solution than "this server has x/y/z signals that we detected which are different than the rest, just kill it and provision a new one from the Ansible Playbook we have." No ML needed, just alarming and automation.

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