Workshop 3: Is AI the Answer to Reducing Cyber-Attack Risks?

  • Date 05 Jun 2019

Workshop 3: Is AI the Answer to Reducing Cyber-Attack Risks?

05 Jun 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

Security Workshop

The media makes sensationalistic claims about AI. Is it a rising trend or just a buzzword?

Trendy or not, Cisco has been using AI for years to help businesses across the globe quickly and easily identify banking trojans, botnets, phishing, ransomware, cybercrime content and more. Join us on Wednesday, June 6th at 10am to see how Cisco Umbrella uses AI to effectively detect current and emerging threats. We’ll go beyond the hype and show you real-world examples of algorithms that help us keep our customers safe on the internet, anywhere their users go.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Ways to leverage AI as a preventative measure to help detect and uncover threats before they hit your business.
  2. Best practices on how to incorporate AI into your threat detection and defence systems and what to do in the event of a breach.
  3. Recent threats that AI can help mitigate including IOT and all things crypto – crypto-jacking, cryptomining and abuses of blockchains.
  4. A taxonomy of AI algorithms used in cyber threat detection.


Please note: Registering your interest does not guarantee you a seat. You will receive final joining instructions one week prior to the event and it will work on a first come, first served basis on the day.



  • Dr. Dhia Mahjoub


    Head of Security Research

    Cisco Umbrella (OpenDNS)

    Dhia Mahjoub is the Head of Security Research at Cisco Umbrella (OpenDNS). He works with his team on building large scale threat detection and threat...

Business Issues covered

  1. What will this session help you to do?
    • Mitigate the effects of new vulnerabilities and exploits‎
    • Understand internal and external threats and keep a business secure‎



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