The IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum 2015: Progress Towards The Active Cyber Defense Architecture

03 Mar

The IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum 2015: Progress Towards The Active Cyber Defense Architecture

in All About the Data, Blog, Corporate, Events, Industry News

by Niara

Last year’s IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum (ITSEF), hosted by Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of the Security Innovation Network (SINET), assembled the right mix of people, format, and content to deliver practical discussions about the state of IT security, where cyber defense needs to go and some possible paths to get there.

The 2015 ITSEF is coming up on March 17-18 and Niara is delighted to have our CEO and Co-founder Sriram Ramanchandran participate on a panel hosted by In-Q-Tel’s George Hoyem: “Next Generation Security Solutions – Leveraging Machine Learning and Data Fusion Techniques”.

This ties in with an interesting concept used during the 2014 event, the Active Cyber Defense Architecture (ACDA). ACDA is a deceptively simple structure that illustrates where new thinking and innovation are required to deal with today’s security problems. At its core, ACDA defines a four-stage pipeline consisting of 1. Sensing, 2. Sense Making, 3. Decision Making, and 4. Action. The overarching goal of ACDA is to accelerate the progression through the pipeline and to automate the stages as much as possible. The better the intelligence in Sensing, Sense Making and Decision Making, the more aggressive the resulting Action can be.

Organizations are finding that reaching their desired security posture requires tapping into an increasing number of data sources. The promise of data fusion is to efficiently convert all relevant raw data into meaningful information. Effective security ops teams have to dramatically expand their capabilities from reactive forensics to proactive threat hunting and everything in between. Machine learning techniques can help security teams take insightful actions, making sense of nuanced and weak signals to quickly identify threats and reduce risk.

The Niara solution represents a new approach that uses a combination of analytics and network forensics operating on carefully fused data sources – and we’re excited to share our vision with the ITSEF community during the “Next Generation Security Solutions – Leveraging Machine Learning and Data Fusion Techniques” panel on 18 Mar at 3:25 pm. Please come join us and learn more about this exciting path forward.

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