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Michael Roytman, Data Scientist, Risk I/O

  • Aug 14, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Michael Roytman is responsible for building out Risk I/O’s predictive analytics functionality, and has been selected to speak at some of the top information security events on this topic, including BSides, Metricon and SIRACon. He formerly worked in fraud detection in the finance industry, and holds an MS in Operations Research from Georgia Tech. His home in Chicago contains a small fleet of broken-down drones.  



Vulnerability prioritization is where everybody goes wrong and nobody knows it. CVSS currently guides the vulnerability management strategies for most organizations. This talk will prove why the standard is at best obsolete, by using analytical model analysis as well as live data from 20,000 organizations, over 1 million assets and over 50 million vulnerabilities. By correlating this dataset to a previously unexplored dataset of live, ongoing breach events, we analyze, for the first time with hard data, the effectiveness of vulnerability management strategies through sensitivity and predictive value positive analysis, and offer alternatives that fare far better than the status quo.


6:30p: Doors open

7:05p: Welcome & announcements

7:15p: Keynote

8:30p: Networking

9:00p: Goodnight!

Risk I/O is a software-as-a-service platform that correlates external Internet breach and exploit data with vulnerability data so organizations can focus on fixing the most critical vulnerabilities. Risk I/O processes over a billion vulnerabilities a month against Internet breach data for its users.

Raffle prizes (including one free pass to Strata Conf. + Hadoop World) provided courtesy of O'Reilly Media.

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  • Travis T.

    video is now available here:

    Have a great Labor Day weekend!

    August 30, 2014

  • Frank S.

    Was this presentation archived? Thanks

    August 27, 2014

    • Travis T.

      Let me see if Michael can share it. If so I'll post it.

      August 27, 2014

  • John S.

    So the car alternator died on my way so not going to be able to make it tonight boo! :(

    August 14, 2014

    • Travis T.

      That sucks! Meet us for happy hour on Wed. September 3rd.

      August 15, 2014

  • Frank Hasbani PMP, C.

    Knowledgeable and credible. Uniquely qualified to address Server Logs in Big Data approach type of solution

    August 15, 2014

  • Travis T.

    Please park in the garage. It's free! See you all soon.

    August 14, 2014

  • Warren H.

    FYI - do not use the map link above. It takes you to the wrong location on Google Maps. The venue is on the west side of 75/85...a better link to use for Google Maps is .

    1 · August 14, 2014

    • Travis T.

      Right next to Silver Skillet.

      August 14, 2014

  • Joel E. N.

    Stuck at work not going to make it :(

    August 14, 2014

  • Rhea N.

    Hi all! Really excited to see everyone. As always please keep up with our conversations via @datascienceatl and #dsatl. Bring your security related questions for Michael!

    August 13, 2014

  • Jennifer K.

    Hey Michael, I am looking forward to your "live data from 20,000 organizations" demonstration. It sounds like a fascinating and very beneficial use of Big Data. I am also interested to see the security and graphical tools you use in your demonstration. Thanks for coming and sharing.

    2 · August 12, 2014

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