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Endgame Chief Scientist Hyrum Anderson Keynotes Cyber Defense Summit and Busts the Myths of AI in Cyber Security

Held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the CDS conference features the world’s leading cyber security experts

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Endgame, the leader in unified endpoint protection against targeted attacks, today announced that Chief Scientist Hyrum Anderson will keynote a talk addressing the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in today’s security landscape at the Cyber Defense Summit (CDS) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The talk is based on Endgame’s proven success leveraging machine learning (ML) for threat detection and intelligent agent Artemis® for scaling and elevating security teams within organizations today.

While AI adoption has grown in popularity, a standardized way to assess the capabilities or weakness of AI in endpoint security products has not. Anderson will stress that the reasons AI is compelling have less to do with robots and general artificial intelligence, and more to do with simple concepts. Anderson has a formal education in machine learning, with applied information and national security experience at cybersecurity firms and U.S. national laboratories.

Anderson’s talk, “Beyond the AI buzzwords: a balanced perspective of AI in security,” is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. local time on Wednesday, February 13.

“Endgame’s machine learning continues to scale and elevate tier-1 analysts, and also detect malware and malicious activity in a single agent across the MITRE ATT&CK matrix,” said Anderson. “Unfortunately, the industry’s attempts to teach and market effective machine learning technology may actually have poisoned understanding and expectations about what they do. And this, rightfully, has caused some skepticism by practitioners. The key challenge has been a mismatch between perception and practice. The industry’s branding of “AI” as narrowly focused ML for detection has misdirected attention away from other advances in guided triage, automated response, and assisted workflow.”

Anderson will discuss key misconceptions about effective machine learning technology in information security. He will dive into what the different buzzwords mean from a practitioners perspective and what the bottom-line benefits actually are.

“This year we anticipate that cyber attackers will be leveraging AI in their playbooks to identify vulnerabilities and automate tactics at scale. To effectively counter these attacks with a robust defensive strategy, it is important to have a security foundation in place that is also derived from similar concepts and focuses on advanced threat detection. This elevated intelligence enables SOC teams to prevent large-scale breaches and rapidly respond to incidents. Endgame’s machine learning capabilities take ‘thinking like an attacker’ to the next level,” commented Avinash Advani, CEO of Spire Solutions.

CDS is powered by Endgame’s partner, Spire Solutions, the Middle East’s preferred security solution provider.

About Endgame
Endgame’s converged endpoint security platform is transforming security programs – their people, processes and technology – with the most powerful endpoint protection and simplest user experience, ensuring analysts of any skill level can stop targeted attacks before information theft. Endgame unifies prevention, detection, and threat hunting to stop known and unknown attacker behaviors at scale with a single agent. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @EndgameInc.

About Spire Solutions

Spire Solutions is a regional leader in information security solutions and services exclusively representing the world’s bleeding-edge IT security technologies. Driven by a strong dedication to customer success, Spire Solutions has built a reputation for being the preferred security partner in the Middle East.

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