DeepSec2016 Talk: Cover Your SaaS: Protecting Your Cloud With Analytics and Machine Learning – Ian Thornton-Trump

Some people call military intelligence an oxymoron. This usually happens when something goes wrong. It might be due to sloppy reconnaissance, operations, or simply bad luck. While it’s always good to have someone or something to blame, things are not so easy in modern „cyberspace“. Improving your security means to have something to base this improvement on. Despite the fact that being lucky is never a bad thing, the selection of your defences and the assessment of the threats you are facing need to be based on something more solid. IT departments have been mining logs and other kind of raw materials that produce metrics for decades. Every once in a while there is a new trend. Now that we can store enormous amounts of data and can access it, we have a lot more options. Ian Trump will tell you about his approach at DeepSec 2016:

COVER YOUR SAAS – Protecting Your Cloud with Analytics and Machine Learning

The more intelligence you have, the greater the chance you can find your bad guy. Having spent many years working in military intelligence and law enforcement, Ian Trump, Global Security Lead for SolarWinds MSP, will welcome you to a new world of cyber security, where machine learning and big data solutions can help you find bad guys to protect your business from harm – although justice may be elusive. Just as thousands of troops close to a countries border are disconcerting to the citizens and national leaders, identifying hostile actors inside a network is equally so. How does machine learning and big data combine to provide awareness of the threats and intentions of a hostile cyber actor? Ian will reveal how SolarWinds MSP’s capabilities are advancing the security where it really counts, in the small and medium enterprises which are on the front line of cyber crime. Sharing his knowledge of Advanced Persistence Threats, cyber-criminal and foreign intelligence service capabilities, Ian will talk about how SolarWinds MSP is working with partners world-wide to save the internet from the bad guys through machine learning and big data analysis.

True, small and medium businesses are a good target. They are often used as a stepping stone in larger operations. Web sites and internal clients get compromised just to serve as a computing platform with network access. It’s just another hop in the scheme of attackers. Time to address the deficiencies and fix them. Make defence great again!

ian-thornton-trumpIan Trump, CD, CEH, CPM, BA is an ITIL certified IT consultant with 20 years of experience in IT security and information technology. From 1989 to 1992, Ian served with the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Intelligence Branch; in 2002, he joined the CF Military Police Reserves and retired as a Public Affairs Officer in 2013. Ian previously managed IT projects at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and is currently Global Security Lead at SolarWinds MSP working across the business to define, create and execute security solutions and promote a safe, secure Internet for Small & Medium Businesses world-wide.

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