Data Science in Cyber Security and Related Statistical Challenges Seminar

Time: 14.00-15.00

Venue: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum

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The Data Science Institute invites you to join them for the next seminar in their Advanced Data Analytics Seminar Series, welcoming Nicholas Heard from Imperial College London who will present 'Data Science In Cyber-Security and Related Statistical Challenges.'

Abstract: Data science techniques have an important role to play in the next generation of cyber-security defences. Inside a typical enterprise computer network, a number of high-volume data sources are available which could enable the discovery and prevention of cyber-attacks and any other nefarious network activity. At Imperial, our interests are in developing statistical, probability model-based techniques for identifying subtle intrusion attempts using these data sources.

This talk will present two examples in anomaly detection, analysing authentication logs and network flow records. Relatively simple statistical models will be considered in both cases; the methodological focus will be placed on combining weak signals and reducing false positive detections in changepoint analysis.