Overwhelmed by security data? Science to the rescue

Security teams increasingly use large data sets from their networks to find hidden threats. Why companies should embark on their own data science and machine learning initiatives.

When Charles Givre, lead data scientist at Deutsche Bank, teaches security teams about the benefits of applying security data science techniques, he often focuses on a common malware tactic: domain-generation algorithms. Used by malicious programs to establish contact with a command-and-control server, domain-generation algorithms, or DGAs, create a list of domain names as potential contact points using pseudo-random algorithms.

Author: Robert Lemos


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