While once considered a research dead-end, artificial neural networks are making a huge resurgence. Over the past decade, neural network researchers have leveraged a combination of novel research and hardware advances to drastically advance the state of the art in neural networking. This new area, called Deep Learning, has shown promise in tasks such as facial, speech, and handwriting recognition, and may hold promise for cyber-security use-cases as well. This talk will explain how Deep Learning works at a fundamental level - starting with basic concepts and building up gently until the audience understand the complete picture. It will also attempt to shed light on how the human brain works, since the Deep Learning approach is thought to mimic how the brain stores, retrieves and classifies information.
Carey Nachenberg is a leading cyber security expert and Technical Fellow at Symantec -- maker of the world's most popular computer security product. Selected for Computerworld magazine's 40 Under 40 - 40 Innovative IT People to Watch and winner of the The Wall Street Journal's 2010 Technology Innovation Award (Computer Security Category) for his innovations in the security field, Nachenberg's technology collectively protects hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. His work in the security field has garnered him eighty five United States patents. Nachenberg holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from UCLA, where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.