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A new cybersecurity intelligence and analytics platform has been unveiled. Tech giant Alphabet, the parent company of Google, formed a security company that uses big data to detect vulnerabilities. The new company, Chronicle, will use machine learning software to sift and analyze massive stores of data to detect cyber threats more quickly and precisely than is possible with traditional methods.
Chronicle will focus on helping companies comprehend their own security data and stop cyber attacks before they cause harm. The new platform is designed to help companies better manage and understand their own security-related data.
According to popsci.com, Chronicle will help companies make sense of the “security alerts” that their internal defenses produce — alerts that can number in the tens of thousands every day. And all that data is pricey to store, too.
Bryan Parno, an associate professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, says data about a company’s network activity can come in the form of event logs. On a computer network, an event can be as simple as someone logging onto their machine in the morning, the communications between computers, or files that people download. Those event logs can also include security alerts, like failed login attempts. Antivirus software also produces notifications, as do other security devices. It’s data like this in general that Chronicle might want to crunch, Parno speculates.
That’s where machine learning can come into play. Machine learning can sift and analyze massive stores of data to detect cyber threats more quickly and precisely than is possible with traditional methods. Chronicle could be training its algorithms to recognize the signals from good traffic, bad traffic, or both, according to venturebeat.com. Further details are still unknown.
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The event will be held on February 21st at the Lago Conference Center in Rishon LeZion, with the participation of the leading experts and industries of the big data ecosystem in Israel and abroad.