Open Source Tool Emerges For Cyber Defense

As banks, hospitals and retailers continue to lose ground to hackers, the open source community has stepped into the fray with a cyber security project designed to bring advanced analytics to IT monitoring data. The incubating Apache Spot 1.0 project also seeks to leverage machine learning to scale cyber defenses.

As Spot moves toward “graduation” from the Apache Software Foundation, member companies are attempting to scale the cyber tool to accelerate real-time threat detection. Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), for one, announced a cyber security framework this week based on the open source project. Meanwhile, other AI pioneers are contributing security analytics to the open source effort.

Author: George Leopold


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