Event Details

[Jul 27th 2017] Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to detect New, Emerging Cyber Threats in Realtime


Speaker:  John Kirch
Regional Director North Asia - Darktrace

In today's world with hyper-connected work environments and the growth of cloud, IoT, mobile technologies and other technologies have created a greater exposure on security risks. The large volume of connected devices feeding into networks provide a real scenario for cyber criminals with lots of new and plentiful access points to target. Furthermore, security on these access points is often deficient. Most organizations don't want to believe their companies would be subject to security threats or any form of exposure.

Today’s evolving cyber threats such as the recent ransomware attack called “WannaCry” demand a new approach to cyber-defense. These threats could only grow and get worse as hackers exploit newer methods as modern technology is released. Most organizations are too afraid to reveal their real losses for fear of credibility and name loss.

In this presentation our speaker will talk about the role of artificial intelligence combating cyber security threats.27 Jul 2017 - Event Picture 1

This technology leverages unsupervised machine learning to understand an organization’s ‘pattern of life’—without rules or signatures—and when to fight back. Artificial Intelligence is valuable in that it can process and analyze everything captured to understand new trends and details with predictive analyzing capability.

Our presenter will include examples and case studies of real-world threats detected by DarkTrace Immune System Technology (AI) that bypassed traditional cyber security systems. It will draw upon these successes and highlight why an organization in today's paradigm needs such solutions.


27 Jul 2017 - Event Picture 2John has over twenty five (25) years of international work experience working in the high-technology industry focused on business development, marketing, and sales of advanced technologies to help address the needs of organizations in Japan and other key markets across Asia for Cyber Security, Organizational Performance Management, and Voice/Data Communications.

Formerly John’s career has included director level positions or higher at: Softbank Corporation, Hyperion Corporation, CyberGuard Corporation, and WatchGuard Technologies.

Originally from Palo Alto, California, John graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and later attended Japan’s Institute for International Studies & Training on a graduate scholarship awarded by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

RSVP: Monday 24th July 2017 by 5pm.

Date: July 27th (Thursday)

Time: 18:30 open, 19:00 start, 20:30 end

Venue: Room F,9F, Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower
3-2-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032


Cost*: ¥1,000 ICA members; ¥2,000 non-members.

* Event open to all

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