Invited Speaker

 Dr. Hamed Taherdoost

Dr. Hamed Taherdoost

University Canada West, Vancouver, Canada
HamTa Group | Hamta Business Corporation
Speech Title: Threats Intelligence and Machine Learning Fusion

Abstract: Detection and mitigation of cyber threats have become crucial for assuring the security and integrity of critical systems in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape. Offering a proactive approach to cybersecurity, threat intelligence provides valuable insights into emergent threats, attacker tactics, and vulnerabilities. Machine learning, on the other hand, provides sophisticated analytical capabilities to process immense amounts of data and identify complex patterns that may indicate malicious activities. This combination of threat intelligence and machine learning bears promise in a variety of domains, including intrusion detection, malware analysis, and anomaly detection. Using the collective knowledge from threat intelligence feeds, historical attack data, and real-time network information, machine learning algorithms can learn to accurately identify and classify novel threats. In addition, adaptive machine learning models can evolve in tandem with evolving attack vectors to provide a dynamic defense mechanism.

This presentation explores the methodologies for integrating threat intelligence with machine learning, with a focus on the challenges of data quality, model interpretability, and privacy protection. There will be discussion of real-world use cases illustrating successful implementations of this fusion, demonstrating its efficacy in fortifying cyber defenses. The combination of threat intelligence and machine learning presents a proactive and dynamic approach to cybersecurity, allowing organizations to remain ahead of adversaries in a constantly evolving threat landscape.

Biography: Hamed Taherdoost is an award-winning leader and R&D professional. He is the founder of Hamta Group, Vancouver, Canada. He holds PhD of Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. With over 20 years of experience in both industry and academic sectors, he has established himself as an industry leader in the field of Management of Technology and Information System. Throughout his career, he has been highly involved in development of several important projects in different industries as a project manager, R&D manager, and team leader.

Apart from his experience in industry, he also has numerous achievements in the academic environment. He has been working with researchers from various disciplines and has been actively engaged in different research studies. His views on science and technology has been published in top-ranked scientific publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, Emerald, IEEE, IGI Global, Inderscience, Taylor and Francis and he has published over 120 scientific articles in authentic peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings, seven book chapters as well as six books in the field of technology and research methodology. His research achievements also include winning several best paper awards and outstanding reviewer awards. He was lecturer in PNU and IAU Universities. Beside on lectureship positions, he was researcher at IAU for over 8 years, R&D Manager and Academic Program Manager of Research Club, MDTH and Hamta Academy, Malaysia, and is Advisory Board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, Advisor of STRA, Scientific Board of NASS, Singapore, Mentor at Publons Academy and Futurpreneur Canada.

Moreover, he is the editorial, reviewer & advisory board member of many scientific peer-reviewed journals, and has served as editor of book & proceedings for prestigious publishers. He has been a Technical Program Committee, Scientific Committee, and Organizing Committee of many international conferences& has organized and chaired numerous conferences and conference sessions respectively & has delivered speeches as chief guest & keynote speaker.

He is Senior Member of IAEEEE, IEEE, IASED, & IEDRC, Working group member of IFIP TC 11 - Information Security Management, Professional Member of IFERP and Member of CSIAC, ACT-IAC and many other professional bodies. He is Certified Graduate Technologist, PMI Risk Management Professional, Project Management Professional, CIS, CAPM, CEH, CISA, CISM, CHP, CCNA and Certified Cyber Security Technologists.