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AI vs Malware - Machine Learning Cage Match

Aamir Lakhani

Due to the wide range of readily-available resources for creating malicious payloads, such as coders for hire and Software as a Service, malware is an exponentially growing issue. Threat actors are able to rapidly assemble and deploy high volumes and varieties of malicious code to unsuspecting users. Current malware management models are simply overwhelmed or incapable of providing complete protection while reducing false positives toward that magical zero rate. During this session we will examine the history and workings of artificial intelligence. We will also explore a system comprised of highly efficient deep machine learning neural networks that are currently deployed to proactively defeat malware attacks against enterprises. We will then discuss the future of these systems and how they will be further leveraged into fighting cybercrime. AI is not just a concept or marketing buzz word - it is a functioning, operational game changer.

Speakers Bio: Aamir Lakhani is a leading senior security strategist. He is responsible for providing IT security solutions to major enterprises and government organizations.

Mr. Lakhani creates technical security strategies and leads security implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies. Industries of focus include healthcare providers, educational institutions, financial institutions and government organizations. Aamir has designed offensive counter-defense measures for the Department of Defense and national intelligence agencies. He has also assisted organizations with safeguarding IT and physical environments from attacks perpetrated by underground cybercriminal groups.

Mr. Lakhani is considered an industry leader for creating detailed security architectures within complex computing environments. His areas of expertise include cyber defense, mobile application threats, malware management, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) research, and investigations relating to the Internet’s dark security movement. He is the author or contributor of several books, and has appeared on FOX Business News, National Public Radio, and other media outlets as an expert on cybersecurity.

Writing under the pseudonym Dr. Chaos, Mr. Lakhani also operates the popular security social media blog which is hosted at DrChaos.com. In its recent list of 46 Federal Technology Experts to Follow on Twitter, Forbes magazine described Aamir Lakhani as “a blogger, InfoSec specialist, super hero…and all around good guy.”