Panel: AI in Security, Gaps Between Theory and Practice. Demonstrating Value to Customers

Adam Hunt, Chief Data Scientist, RiskIQ; Sven Krasser, Chief Scientist, CrowdStrike; Sean Park, Senior Malware Scientist, Trend Micro; Kelly Shortridge, Product Manager, Securityscorecard


As Chief Data Scientist, Adam Hunt leads the data science & data engineering teams at RiskIQ. Adam pioneers research automating detection of adversarial attacks across disparate digital channels including email, web, mobile, social media. Adam has received patents for identifying new external threats using machine learning. Adam received his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics from Princeton University. As an award winning member of the CMS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider, he was an integral part in developing the online and offline analysis systems that lead to the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

Dr. Sven Krasser currently serves as Chief Scientist at CrowdStrike where he leads the machine learning efforts utilizing CrowdStrike’s Big Data information security platform. He has productized machine learning-based systems in cybersecurity for over a decade and most recently led the research and development of the first fully machine learning-based anti-malware engine featured on VirusTotal. Dr. Krasser has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and is co-inventor of more than two dozen patented network and host security technologies.

Sean Park is Senior Malware Scientist within Trend Micro’s Machine Learning Group, an elite team of researchers solving highly difficult problems in the battle against cybercrime. His main research focus is deep learning based threat detection including generative adversarial malware clustering, metamorphic malware detection using semantic hashing and Fourier transform, malicious URL detection with attention mechanism, OS X malware outbreak detection, semantic malicious script autoencoder, and heterogeneous neural network for Android APK detection. He previously worked for Kaspersky, FireEye, Symantec, and Sophos. He also created a critical security system for banking malware at a top Australian bank.

Kelly Shortridge is currently a Product Manager at SecurityScorecard, the security risk management platform. In her spare time, she researches applications of behavioral economics and behavioral game theory to information security, on which she’s spoken at conferences internationally, including Black Hat, Hacktivity, Troopers, and ZeroNights. Previously, Kelly was the Product Manager for cross-platform Detection capabilities at BAE Systems, within the Applied Intelligence division, and also co-founded a mobile monitoring and access control startup called IperLane, where she served as COO for almost two years. Prior to IperLane, Kelly was an investment banking analyst at Teneo Capital, responsible for coverage of the data security, intelligence and analytics sectors, advising clients on M&A and capital raising assignments.

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@conference {215321,
author = {Adam Hunt and Sven Krasser and Sean Park and Kelly Shortridge},
title = {Panel: {AI} in Security, Gaps Between Theory and Practice. Demonstrating Value to Customers},
year = {2018},
address = {Atlanta, GA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = may