Government Matters Logo
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Robert Bigman, Former CISO at the Central Intelligence Agency and founder of 2BSecure, discusses using Artificial Intelligence to detect malware and defend networks, and how the idea is making its […]

Robert Bigman, Former CISO at the Central Intelligence Agency and founder of 2BSecure, discusses using Artificial Intelligence to detect malware and defend networks, and how the idea is making its way into the federal government.


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has contracted with BAE Systems to develop a large-scale Artificial Intelligence program that can help defend government networks. While the specifics of the “Cyber Hunting at Scale” contract are unknown, Robert Bigman, Former CISO at the Central Intelligence Agency and founder of 2BSecure, says that the effort brings DARPA in line with trends happening in the private sector.   “What this does is recognize something that’s already been going on in private industry that I’ve seen for at least three years. They’re taking great advantage of using privately developed artificial intelligence to help them in malware detection and authorized access,” Bigman told Government Matters.   Bigman says that while cybersecurity focused AI have helped private sector firms with detecting malware and attacks, they do require some maintenance.   “You never have to turn them off, but some of the private companies are finding that you have to care for them. Some of the cyber companies that I’ve talked to actually tell me that the machine learning algorithms will go so far and come back and ask for human input,” said Bigman. “They have self‑correcting… If you don’t come back and talk to them, the algorithms get a little alarmed and think they’ve gone too far.”

Share This
Where to Watch
  • WJLA 24/7 News
    Weeknights at 8 PM and 11 PM on WJLA 24/7
  • ABC7
    Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM on ABC7
  • AFN American Forces Network
    Worldwide on American Forces Network
Sponsored

Software of The Future

Watch on demand now. Presented by Leidos
More
August 2019
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  
Our Brands
  • Government Matters Logo
  • Government Matters Defense
  • Government Matters Thought Leadership Network