Teaching individual computers to recognize attacks, latest defensive weapon to be explored at the IEEE International Conference on Homeland Security in Boston
DALLAS (Oct. 14, 2013) – Imagine having the ability to teach your computer to instantly know when an intruder is calling. It is called machine learning, and protects individual computers over and above current virus protection, which itself is often compromised. These latest security techniques will be thoroughly explored when the highly respected IEEE homeland security conference opens in Boston November 12 -14.
“To solve the problems that are currently out there in the security space we have to start looking at things in a different way,” says William Huba, founder of Hiveary, a firm that uses machine learning to automate server monitoring and alerting, one of the authorities on the subject who will be presenting at the conference. Huba says when tracking methods are looked at in the aggregate “you get something new and unique that can drastically change the security world.”
Another tool being presented at the conference is made by BCL Technologies. “This tool can identify whether this is an original, genuine person writing (you) or this is written by a fraud,” says Aman Kumar, senior computational linguist at BCL. The tool is also strong in spam detection, “Emails coming in phishing, for example asking to send money to your brother who is stuck in London or Syria. So those kind of messages you will be able to identify if fraud or not,” Kumar said.
Both Kumar and Huba spoke by phone from separate offices in California on the ScienceNews Radio Network program, the Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason. Kumar was joined on the program by Hassan Alam, the firm’s CEO. The broadcast originates in Dallas, Texas, and can now be heard Webcast and archived for its world audience.
The IEEE International Conference on Homeland Security (HST’13) will be held at the Westin hotel in Waltham, Massachusetts , November 12 - 14. Early registration discount deadline extended to November 1, 2013. Information and registration can also be found at www.ieee-hst.org. The conference each year brings together global science and technology thought leaders in homeland security technology innovation, and showcases peer-reviewed technical papers highlighting emerging technologies in:
* Cyber Security
* Attack & Disaster Preparation, Recovery & Response
* Land & Maritime Border Security
* Biometrics & Forensics
HST ‘13 is produced by IEEE with technical support from Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology, IEEE Biometrics Council, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and IEEE-USA. MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon and MITRE are providing organizational support.
IEEE (www.ieee.org) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE-USA (www.ieeeusa.org) advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 206,000 engineers, scientists and allied professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.