Waging a War on Cybercrime With Big Data and AI

Some 95% of today’s compromises are either zero-day exploits or malware-free attacks; that means that signature-based behavioral defenses only work for 5% of attacks, says Joe Head of Intrusion Inc. He discusses how to use massive lists of historical data to train artificial intelligence to spot and stop malicious activity.

“We have an embarrassment of riches in terms of our inventory of the internet, and we have identified 5.1 billion things that are safe and 3.4 billion that are unsafe. We add AI on top of that,” he says.

In this episode of “Cybersecurity Unplugged,” Head discusses:

  • How robust security can make up for lapses in human behavior;
  • How the Intrusion Shield product satisfies the principles of zero trust;
  • How big data, historical reputation references and AI can help to win the war on cybercrime.

Head is co-founder of Intrusion Inc., a cybersecurity company that leverages real-time AI to thwart cyberattacks before they become breaches. He has served as a director since the company’s inception in September 1983. Previously, he held the positions of product marketing manager and marketing engineer at Honeywell Optoelectronics.