September 08 to 10 2014, Santa Clara, USA.


Speaker "Karthik Kannan" Details

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Using Hadoop and Machine Learning to Detect Security Risks and Vulnerabilities, and Predict Breaches in your Enterprise Environment

Abstract :

Enterprises need large scale security analytics and intelligence through Hadoop and algorithms that will provide them security threat protection that they don't currently get from their tools like SIEM, firewalls, IPS etc. All tools today are deterministic and are based on signatures or static tiles. In order to transcend static, manual methods, enterprises need to adopt Hadoop and machine learning in order to continuously process and learn hidden patterns within the data. In order to correlate billions of key events from various sources across the enterprise and find threat patterns, enterprises first need Hadoop clusters to store and process the data, perform correlations, and then apply machine learning algorithms that detect patterns. Further, applying the right machine learning methods is key as different data sets contain different data/parameters and the patterns detected will depend on the algorithms chosen. In fact, multiple algorithms may need to be applied in order to get fine-grained results. Once the infrastructure has been successfully deployed to perform the above, network security organizations may extend the deployment further to provide predictive results to prevent breaches proactively.

Profile :

Karthik Kannan is a successful entrepreneur specializing in product management, marketing and sales. He is currently co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Caspida Inc., an enterprise security startup in the Bay Area. Prior to that, he was co-founder and VP of Products at Cetas, a Big Data analytics company, acquired by VMware in April 2012. The Cetas product line is now a part of Pivotal, a spinoff from EMC and VMware. Prior to Cetas, he was VP of Marketing and Business Development at Kazeon, a DLP and eDiscovery company, which was acquired by EMC in 2009. Karthik's background also includes leading product management at NetApp where he was responsible for setting product strategy for the information management, compliance and near-line storage areas. He also worked in Goldman Sachs in the technology arm of the Investment Banking Division, as well as has held several technology-consulting positions prior to that. Karthik holds an MS Degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and an undergrad in Engineering Technology from BITS, Pilani (India). He blogs at and his Twitter handle is @KarthikBigData.


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