A former FireEye engineer has kicked off a startup whose machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies will compete against his former employer’s threat-prevention platforms. SlashNext makes Active Cyber Defense System, a service with a cloud-based learning component that can detect data exfiltration, malware, exploits and social engineering attacks, says the company’s founder and CEO Atif Mushtaq.
atif mushtaqSlashNext SlashNext CEO Atif Mushtaq: "The system has a low false positive rate."
He says the system analyzes suspicious traffic as a human analyst would. This allows the system to detect social engineering attacks. For instance, in phishing attempts that trick victims into clicking on malicious links, often those links mimic legitimate sign-in pages.
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A security analyst would use a base of knowledge learned over the course of a career to detect that the page differs from the real page. Analysts can then use their experience to detect zero-day attacks.