Automating Intuition: Machine Learning, Penetration Testing, and Your Most Hackable Assets


Intuition, acquired through years of experience, is what sets experts apart from novices. Intuition is the ability to look at a large amount of information, quickly spot interesting items, and dismiss the rest. In the case of security audits, intrusion testers typically face hundreds - or even thousands - of assets early in an engagement. Their ability to focus on priority targets can save dozens of valuable hours. Yet only the most experienced pen testers can do this confidently and effectively...those with intuition developed over years of accumulated experience. This webinar demonstrates how to use effective and modern machine learning methods to sift through mountains of network data to very quickly narrow down the scope to interesting, valuable and sometimes odd targets: the gold nuggets. In short, we’ll be demonstrating a substitution of machine learning for human intuition.