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Seminar:  Collaborative Distributed Inferencing - Intelligent Control of Data and Networks

Date:October 15, 2012 
Talk Title:Collaborative Distributed Inferencing - Intelligent Control of Data and Networks
Speaker:Christopher Burgess, COO and CSO, Atigeo
Time & Location:12:00pm - 1:00pm
CIC Building, Pittsburgh


Data comes at us with variable velocities, be it sloth-like or seemingly at the speed of sound.  Volumes can sometime overwhelm both networks and users, and disappear in total as originators go dark.  And the variety of data which every entity must engage runs the gamut from the highly structured data sets where every piece of information has its marker to unstructured data such as network telemetry or user generated content.  Is it bona fide or mala fide? Within this array of variables comprising a haystack of extraordinary proportions lays the needles of anomalous and perhaps nefarious activity.  The Pareto optimality principle, is brought to life via Cooperative Distributed Inferencing (CDI) which synchronizes the heterogeneous rules which control your data environment.  There will always be conflict of rules and policies in handling and processing of data.  Through resolution of rule conflicts, in real time, data and networks moving the data are optimized for security, resiliency, and capacity.  Anomalies are isolated, the needles are found and data is secure. 

speaker Bio:

Christopher BurgessChristopher Burgess, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Security Officer at Atigeo™, a compassionate technology company delivering intelligent analytic solutions via its unique semantic platform, xPatterns.  Prior to joining Atigeo, Burgess was senior security advisor to the CSO at Cisco. He also served 30 years within the Central Intelligence Agency, from which he retired and was awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal.  Burgess co-authored with Richard Power Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century (ISBN: 978-1-59749-255-3), is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and sits on a number of advisory boards, to include Mayo Clinic’s External Social Media Board; SC Magazine’s editorial advisory board and Rune Information Security’s advisory board.