Monday, January 6 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Track II Morning Session - AI is not Magic

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Computer systems that integrate large amounts of data and rely on machine learning or artificial intelligence are generating increasing levels of interest in cybersecurity. The goal is often to create systems that automate work that is currently done by humans or solve problems that are currently beyond the scope of human cognition. This two-session training will focus on four topics:
  • What is a machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI) model?
  • What kinds of questions can ML/AI models answer?
  • What are the data requirements for my question and model?
  • How can I scope an ML/AI project?
The morning session will use cybersecurity examples to explore how machine learning models work and how question specification relates to modeling decisions.

Intended Audience: This course is targeted for cyber analysts who are interested in transitioning from analysis to data science at a level that should not require any statistical or machine learning background. The goal is to introduce foundational data science concepts and prepare attendees to scope a new AI/ML project. Managers or individuals planning to fund such a project will gain practical insight into the difference in organizing a data science project.

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Eliezer Kanal

Technical Manager, CERT Division - Software Engineering Institute
Eliezer Kanal is a technical manager at CERT who focuses on applying machine learning techniques to the cybersecurity domain. His team contributed to a wide variety of projects, including statistical visualization tools to assist with malware reverse engineering, metrics for the efficacy... Read More →
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Lena Pons

Machine Learning Research Scientist, CERT Division - Software Engineering Institute
Lena Pons is a Machine Learning Research Scientist in the CERT division of the Software Engineering Institute, where she uses computational linguistics and natural language processing techniques to aid analysts in cybersecurity incident response. Lena earned her MA in Computer Science... Read More →

Monday January 6, 2020 8:30am - 12:00pm
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