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September 11, 2020

Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) to Hold Virtual “Predictive Analytics, AI & the New Face of Cybersecurity” Seminar and Panel Discussion for Financial Services

“Cybersecurity professionals are seeking to implement techniques like predictive analytics, AI, and machine learning to improve their organizations’ security stances, streamline processes, and reduce workload on overstressed cybersecurity professionals,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research and WSTA content committee chair. “The challenge lies in embedding these tools within an effective architecture. This seminar focuses on how to do precisely that. “

Event Description
Predictive analytics, AI, and machine learning are changing how cybersecurity professionals protect against and respond to threats and attacks. It’s now possible to know what an attacker is about to do before he does it, which means enterprise cybersecurity professionals can move up the maturity model from reactive to proactive and anticipatory.

This session zeroes in on the specifics of how these technologies can work in a cybersecurity environment. We’ll discuss the controls they enable, the benefits they bring–and the security operational changes they require. And we’ll provide participants and attendees with actionable next steps for implementing these tools in their own cybersecurity environments.

Key topics and technologies include:

  • The role of analytics in zero trust
  • Analytics, AI, ML, and cloud-based cybersecurity
  • How AI and ML are upending the role of a cyber data analyst
  • Analytics, AI and advanced threat detection/threat-hunting
  • Analytics-driven cybersecurity modeling
  • Behavioral threat analytics (user and entity behavioral analytics)
  • Digital ethics and insider threat analytics
  • Infrastructure enabling effective cyber analytics at scale
  • Where now? The future of cybersecurity analytics

Panel Discussion: Using AI and Predictive Analytics for Cybersecurity: Practical Guidelines
How should organizations begin and continue adopting AI and predictive analytics? Are they a feature, a property, or an architecture? What are the best steps for embracing AI and predictive analytics for cybersecurity? What are the stumbling blocks? Staffed by veteran technologists and cybersecurity specialists, this must-watch session focuses on the practical do’s and don’t’s of implementing AI and predictive analytics. Attendees will come away with a checklist of next steps and best practices enabling them to move up the maturity model, regardless of starting point. And they’ll obtain practical guidance on avoiding pitfalls and common mistakes.

About the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA)

The WSTA facilitates educational and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances in areas such as Cybersecurity, Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Management, Cloud, Blockchain, Digital, Architecture, etc. and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.

The WSTA hosts virtual and in person seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, and social events. These events offer many opportunities to learn about leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s educational Digital News provides additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The website is a dynamic resource providing access to additional resources including webinars, white papers, videos, and information about other industry events.

About Nemertes Research

Nemertes Research is a global research-based advisory and consulting firm that analyzes the business value of emerging technologies. Since 2002, we have provided strategic recommendations based on data-driven operational and business metrics to help organizations deliver successful technology transformation to employees and customers. Simply put: Nemertes’ better data helps clients make better decisions.

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