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Moving from Tools Collection to Knowledge Collection with Human-Assisted AI

Recently a CISO of a Fortune 500 company lamented that their infosec team had active licenses for over 80 different security tools. Most were point solutions, built for a specific task such as a firewall or WAF, and all generated log data. There were a few SIEM’s that aggregated and normalized data, and made it searchable. Some were tools that tried to analyze that data.

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AlphaGo and InfoSec


This week marked another milestone in the advancement of artificial intelligence. As you might have heard, Google’s AlphaGo beat South Korea’s Lee Sedol, the 18-time world champion in Go 4 games to 1.

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Active Learning: A Primer

This is the first in a series of posts defining and clarifying Artificial Intelligence concepts.

At PatternEx, we are convinced that active learning strategies will change the game of InfoSec.

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InfoSec: Cut Your False Positives to Zero?

Reducing False Positives

A question we’re often asked is whether PatternEx can reduce false positives, and if so, by how much?

It’s an interesting question. My flip answer is: Sure, we can reduce false positives to zero. We just won’t show anything. But, then you’ll of course miss everything. So here’s the more serious answer:

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Artificial Intelligence: Force Multiplier for InfoSec

The attacks are coming, and they are determined. So, we get all the right tools, and follow all the correct regulations and standards. We work with all the frameworks and abide by all the best practices. We put in place the latest software and hardware in an attempt to gain more visibility into our systems. Then it escalates, like an arms race, as both our networks, and our adversaries, become more complex. So we spend more money on more systems that generate more data.

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Teaching a Computer to Defend: Machine Learning and InfoSec Analysts

Ignacio Arnaldo is Chief Data Scientist at PatternEx

At the foundation of the PatternEx platform lies the vision outlined in our introductory blog post, Artificial Intelligence for InfoSec: an artificial intelligence system based on a new paradigm in security—one that continually identifies new and evolving attacks with the participation of an InfoSec analyst; and, once identified, synthesizes new models that can predict future instances of the attacks without analyst involvement.

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