Not even Cersei Lannister’s scheming or Sir Jorah’s father-like protectiveness could have prevented attackers from breaching HBO’s network and stealing 1.5 terabytes of data (including unreleased Game of Thrones episodes). Machine learning, however, may have offered a more sound defense of HBO’s virtual fortress.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are the topics of much debate, especially within the cybersecurity community. Is machine learning the next big security frontier? Is AI ready to take on machine learning-driven attacks? Is AI even ready for use, generally speaking? No matter your conviction about whether machine learning is cybersecurity’s savior, two things remain true: There is a place for analytics in security, and there are specific use cases where machine learning represents the best answer we have today.”

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