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Data Science and Security Research: Two Parts of the Whole

My friend, and Exabeam’s Chief Data Scientist, Derek Lin, previously wrote a blogpost about the wrong and right ways for data science and security operation teams to interact. In this post, I would like to expand on that idea and talk about the nature of the two disciplines, their complementary aspects, and how each is indispensable for meaningful security analytics. Data Science Data science has done wonders in many vertical domains, from retail to marketing[…]

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Topics: data science, SECURITY

Project Alignment, Hiring Shortfall As Top Big Data Challenges

2015 was an exciting ride for Exabeam.  For 2016, we are to scale for growth.  I am both happy and concerned about the thought.  I am happy because folks at Exabeam, from the top to bottom, and among data science, security, and platform engineering, are fully aligned.  This is critical for our company success.  I don’t take this for granted as in my past consulting years, I saw many interesting data analytics efforts fall or stall[…]

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My Top Security Data Science Predictions for 2016

Security remains a top news item this year.  We see increased activities to address security in enterprises and the product marketplace in 2015.  I offer my predictions on the top trends in security analytics for 2016.  They are: #1 Data science as a de-facto tool for cyber security Cyber security traditionally has been relying on signature-based and rule-based approaches to detect bad activities.  The use of data science has emerged only in recent years.  This[…]

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Topics: data science, SECURITY
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