SIEM vendors claim to provide machine learning functionalities in their solutions.  Gartner recently covered the growing arena of Machine Learning Log Analysis, and how it is being positioned as a complement to SIEM.  What do CISOs and security directors need to look for to effectively navigate ML in their security platform?

Machine Learning (ML) is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which uses algorithms and statistical models to perform tasks without using explicit instructions,  relying on patterns and inference instead. In the security arena, ML’s purpose is to take raw log and event data and turn it into actionable intelligence about security events. Like other forms of AI, ML is instrumental in bringing more intelligent automation to the cumbersome and complex challenge of managing security systems.

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