back to article Don't expect AI to save our security skins, warns RSA boss

RSA president Amit Yoran used the opening keynote of his company's conference to warn about the dangers of trusting new technology – and to launch a stinging attack on government stupidity over encryption. Yoran acknowledged that deep learning and AI systems were going to be a theme of the conference this year – indeed RSA is …

  1. PleebSmasher
    Terminator

    Skynot

    AI could help with security... if it wants to.

  2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Headmaster

    Never be "respecful" to politicians and civil servants. You pay them!

    "We need to be respectful but make sure our voices are heard."

    You should never be "respectful" with people you pay dearly and who then proceed to either do nothing at all or become active threats to the common wellbeing.

    In the end, the disrespect may have to go so far as to use guns. It happened before. It will happen again.

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: Never be "respecful" to politicians and civil servants. You pay them!

      I think he meant the kind of being respectful that is basically being polite. Nothing wrong with that.

      1. Lysenko

        being respectful that is basically being polite.

        How do you "politely" tell someone they are a clueless imbecile whose opinions are worth less than a used chip wrapper? Obfuscation and sophistry I guess. We should probably take inspiration from Java API naming conventions.

        1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

          Re: being respectful that is basically being polite.

          Bad example. Used chip wrappers can be VR headsets these days.

    2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
      Coat

      Be respectful, but carry a heavy cluebat.

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    To imagine one has a viable alternative choice in such matters, is novel and misguided?

    … but [Yoran] said the industry can't rely on such systems [deep learning and AI systems] to solve real-world security problems.

    Oh? Is it not wise to appear so sure, amigo? I wouldn’t ever discount it.

    From:

    Subject: An Engaging Competition or Emergent Opposition, or Both and Something Else Too and Beautifully Creative

    Date: 30 January 2016 at 09:46:55 GMT

    To: joinus@deepmind.com

    Hi, Google DeepMinded,

    Not so much a CV, more an AIMission Statement with tried and tested roadmaps to/from Remote Virtual Command and Control of Earthed SCADA Systems ……. http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/01/29/ai_in_tv_film_books_games/#c_2762789

    Search Engine Optimisation v2.0 [and above] is surely logically a Future Product Placements Engine …… Advanced Intelligence Resource with Immaculate Source, with the likes of a Google not searching for answers, both popular and controversial, but providing them with streams of supporting evidence.

    Such would be akin to the Private Mentoring with Pirated Monitoring of Future Events with AIDerivative Programming for Projects/Semi-Autonomous, Self-Actualisation of Virtual Realities.

    It is difficult, and maybe even impossible, to see or imagine a defence against such in an attacking configuration.

    Regards,

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