Eli David

End-to-End Deep Learning for Detection, Prevention, and Classification of Cyber Attacks

With more than a million new malicious files created every single day, it is becoming exceedingly difficult for currently existing malware detection methods to detect most of these new sophisticated attacks. In this talk, we describe how Deep Instinct uses an end-to-end deep learning based approach to effectively train its brain on hundreds of millions of files, and thus providing by far the highest detection and prevention rates in the cybersecurity industry today. We will additionally explain how deep learning is employed for malware classification and attribution of attacks to specific entities.

Dr. Eli David is a leading expert in the field of computational intelligence, specializing in deep learning (neural networks) and evolutionary computation. He has published more than thirty papers in leading artificial intelligence journals and conferences, mostly focusing on applications of deep learning and genetic algorithms in various real-world domains. For the past ten years, he has been teaching courses on deep learning and evolutionary computation, in addition to supervising the research of graduate students in these fields. He has also served in numerous capacities successfully designing, implementing, and leading deep learning based projects in real-world environments. Dr. David is the developer of Falcon, a grandmaster-level chess playing program based on genetic algorithms and deep learning. The program reached the second place in World Computer Speed Chess Championship. He received the Best Paper Award in 2008 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, the Gold Award in the prestigious "Humies" Awards for Human-Competitive Results in 2014, and the Best Paper Award in 2016 International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks. Currently Dr. David is the co-founder and CTO of Deep Instinct, the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity. Recently Deep Instinct was recognized by Nvidia as the "most disruptive AI startup".

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