AI & Machine Learning: Friend or Foe

Rhys Macfarlane, Chief Security Officer, Luxury Escapes

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AI/ML is a rapidly escalating threat, assisting threat actor’s in target selection; scanning for enterprise vulnerabilities; and perhaps covering all trace of an attack. However, it could also become a great ally to IT and security professionals – allowing for more advanced threat scanning and to enhance security teams’ efficiency by flagging and prioritizing issues in real time. Any improvements will undoubtedly be used by threat actors and it’s the security officer’s duty to stay prepared and ahead of this coming wave.

During this workshop, Rhys explored how AI/ML Technologies can be used to enhance your organisations IT Security.

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Experienced Chief Security Officer – skilled in Physical Security, Loss Prevention, Risk Management, Internal Investigations, Leadership and Network Security. Strong military and protective services professional with a Bachelor of Arts – BA focused in Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism from Murdoch University.

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