Why Unsupervised Machine Learning is the Future of Cybersecurity


As we move towards a future where we lean on cybersecurity much more in our daily lives, it's important to be aware of the differences in the types of AI being used for network security. Over the last decade, Machine Learning has made huge progress in technology with Supervised and Reinforcement learning, in everything from photo recognition to self-driving cars. However, Supervised Learning is limited in its network security abilities like finding threats because it only looks for specifics that it has seen or labeled before, whereas Unsupervised Learning is constantly searching the network to find anomalies. Machine Learning comes in a few forms: Supervised, Reinforcement, Unsupervised and Semi-Supervised (also known as Active Learning). Supervised Learning relies on a process of labeling in order to "understand" information.