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Data Science Is the Foundation for Contemporary Threat Intelligence

Akamai Technologies

Contemporary internet threats are sophisticated and adaptable, they continuously change their complexion to evade security defenses.  Traditional rigid, deterministic, rule-based security research are becoming less effective.  Security research approaches employing data science methods to implement anomalies-based analysis across very large volumes of anonymized data are now essential.


This paper will:

  • Briefly cover security research challenges in today’s threat landscape
  • Explain why DNS resolution data is a rich resource for security research
  • Describe how Akamai teams use DNS data and data science to create better threat intelligence
  • Discuss improvements in threat coverage, accuracy, and responsiveness to today’s agile threats

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Published:  Sep 10, 2019
Length:  9
Type:  White Paper