Machine Learning and Security | Protecting Systems with Data and Algorithms

by Clarence Chio, David Freeman
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Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 16th February 2018
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons UK
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25 x 15.5  x 2
Weight (kg): 0.69

Can machine learning techniques solve our computer security problems and finally put an end to the cat-and-mouse game between attackers and defenders? Or is this hope merely hype? Now you can dive into the science and answer this question for yourself. With this practical guide, you’ll explore ways to apply machine learning to security issues such as intrusion detection, malware classification, and network analysis.

Machine learning and security specialists Clarence Chio and David Freeman provide a framework for discussing the marriage of these two fields, as well as a toolkit of machine-learning algorithms that you can apply to an array of security problems. This book is ideal for security engineers and data scientists alike.

  • Learn how machine learning has contributed to the success of modern spam filters
  • Quickly detect anomalies, including breaches, fraud, and impending system failure
  • Conduct malware analysis by extracting useful information from computer binaries
  • Uncover attackers within the network by finding patterns inside datasets
  • Examine how attackers exploit consumer-facing websites and app functionality
  • Translate your machine learning algorithms from the lab to production
  • Understand the threat attackers pose to machine learning solutions

About the Authors

David Freeman is head of Anti-Abuse Relevance at LinkedIn, where he leads a team of machine learning engineers charged with detecting and preventing fraud and abuse across the LinkedIn site and ecosystem. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley and did postdoctoral research in cryptography and security at CWI and Stanford University.

Clarence Chio is an engineer and entrepreneur who has given talks, workshops, and trainings on machine learning and security at DEF CON and other security/software engineering conferences/meetups across more than a dozen countries. He was previously a member of the security research team at Shape Security, a community speaker with Intel, and a security consultant for Oracle. Clarence advises a handful of startups on security data science, and is the founder and organizer of the “Data Mining for Cyber Security” meetup group, the largest gathering of security data scientists in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, specializing in data mining and artificial intelligence.

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