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Monday, January 6 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Track I Afternoon Session - Introduction to Data Science for Cybersecurity: Techniques

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This course provides an accessible introduction to foundational data science techniques and algorithms 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 demystify data science and show how specific data science techniques can be applied to network data.
The afternoon session answers important questions including:
  • What is data science, anyways? (short version)
  • I don’t have enough data.  What do I do? Or worse, I have too much data!  What do I do?
  • Too many algorithms, which one do I choose (if any)?
  • I managed to choose an algorithm; now how do I make it work?
  • I (finally) got a model, did I do it right?

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. Experience with applied math, statistics, and/or coding is beneficial, but not required.

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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 1:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Regency A