Data Poisoning: The Next Big Threat


Data poisoning against security software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is likely the next big cybersecurity risk. According to the RSA 2021 keynote presentation by Johannes Ullrich, dean of research of SANS Technology Institute, it’s a threat we should all keep an eye on.

“One of the most basic threats when it comes to machine learning is one of the attackers actually being able to influence the samples that we are using to train our models,” Ullrich said at RSA.

With this new threat quickly emerging, defenders must learn how to spot data poisoning attacks and how to prevent them. Otherwise, you will make business and cybersecurity decisions based on faulty data.