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Podcast: Can AI fix broken IoT and smart home security?

February 11, 2020 / JOHN KOETSIER

Can AI help prevent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and improve smart home security? Cujo AI says yes. The company recently inked a deal with Comcast to shield almost 20 million households from malware and spyware — and perhaps just as importantly, to protect the rest of the internet from insecure IoT devices on those homes’ local networks. How? By using machine learning on huge amounts of network data to build a graph of normal device traffic and tracking anomalies that could indicate hackers recruiting smart devices for botnets or other nefarious purposes. We’re seeing IP cameras, network-attached storage, devices that have a little bit more CPU, a little bit more memory, that become kind of very useful tools for hackers to do the kinds of things that they want to do,” Cujo vice president Marcio Avillez said.