Category Archives: Cognitive

MIT Cybersecurity Program to Accurately Detect Cyberattacks

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/04/21/mit-cybersecurity-program-to-accurately-detect-cyberattacks/

A group of MIT researchers has sketched out a way to address a gap in cybersecurity that exists between human and machine. Human-made rules, which are meant to alert the system of an attack, don’t work unless an attack exactly matches one of those rules. Machine-learning measures typically rely on anomaly detection. Consequently, false alarms aren’t uncommon and the system starts to distrust itself.

Columbia University researchers claim 28% of Google’s URL takedown requests are invalid

http://feeds.searchengineland.com/~r/searchengineland/~3/GtxEO2UQb3o/study-claims-28-url-takedown-requests-sent-google-not-legitimate-246522

Joe Karaganis, a co-author of the research paper, told TorrentFreak, “With notice sending robots talking to notice receiving robots, the step of actually looking at the targeted content often drops out of the equation. The main contribution of our study is to go back in to look at the targeted content and make those human judgments.

Andrew: Decidedly non-cognitive. Google’s human-machine hybrid approach would work wonders, here.