AI on the front line in cyber-security war

AI on the front line in cyber-security war
‘Security is an arms race, and the security of machine learning and pattern recognition systems is not an exception’

Machine-learning algorithms are foiling hackers by watching their behaviour and adapting to their evolving tactics

Last year, Microsoft’s Azure security team detected suspicious activity in the cloud computing usage of a large retailer: one of the company’s administrators, who usually logs on from New York, was trying to gain entry from Romania. And no, the admin wasn’t on holiday. A hacker had broken in.

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