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Monday, January 6 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Track I Morning Session - Introduction to Data Science for Cybersecurity: Concepts

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This course provides an accessible introduction to foundational data science concepts, terminology, and approaches using cybersecurity examples and use cases.  Data science is rapidly becoming an integral part of the network security industry. Although widespread applications of data science in network security are relatively recent, data science has roots going back decades. Due to its depth and technical complexity, Data Science is often considered to be indistinguishable from magic.  This course is intended to break the illusion and help attendees harness the true power of data science to defend networked systems.
The morning session will answer important questions, including:
  • Are data science and machine learning truly different from artificial intelligence?
  • Is this product really using machine learning or just faking it?
  • I have a data science model, now what do I do?
  • How can I tell timeseries and graph data apart?
  • What makes “deep” learning different from other approaches?

Intended Audience: Practitioners, managers, and/or executives who are curious to strengthen their understanding of data science concepts and techniques in an accessible, introductory setting. There are no prerequisites for this course; however, an understanding of math, statistics, and coding is helpful.

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Andrew Fast

Chief Data Scientist, CounterFlow AI, Inc
Andrew Fast is the Chief Data Scientist and co-founder of CounterFlow AI, where he leads the implementation of streaming machine learning algorithms on CounterFlow AI's ThreatEye cloud-native analytics platform for Encrypted Traffic Analysis. Previously, Dr. Fast served as the Chief... Read More →
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Don Rude

Principal Data Scientist, CounterFlow AI, Inc
Don Rude brings an extensive background in machine learning, computer science, network management, and software engineering to CounterFlow AI. Mr. Rude has over 20 years of hands-on software development experience across a variety of industries, research areas, and both local and... Read More →

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