Virtual Roundtable: Artificial Intelligence in Detection and Response

Last updated on March 24th, 2021 at 01:18 pm

OK, we’ll be honest: the actual title of the roundtable was “Artificial Intelligence in Extended Detection and Response” – the latter being abbreviated with XDR. But since we just recently inroduced another acronym – CDR, in this article – we didn’t want to creat further confusion, especially with two acronyms so similar to each other.

Nevertheless, the topic of XDR is interesting and relevant – and it immediately becomes evident, why artificial intelligence will play an important role in it now and going forward. For those who don’t know, XDR is a term which, in the definition of analyst firm Gartner, is “a SaaS-based, vendor-specific, security threat detection and incident response tool that natively integrates multiple security products into a cohesive security operations system that unifies all licensed components.” Sounds complicated? It surely is, which is why all of the roundtable participants had a slightly different understanding of XDR. The participants of the discussions were:

  • Markus Auer is Regional Sales Manager Central Europe at ThreatQuotient and builds up the market in DACH and Eastern Europe in this role. His personal focus is on the modernization of IT security concepts in order to sustainably protect organizations. He looks back on over 25 years of experience in the IT sector and most recently spent several years at ForeScout. Previously, Markus Auer held other positions at Q1 Labs, SourceFire, netForensics and MessageLabs.
  • Matthias Canisius has been Regional Director CE of SentinelOne since May 2018 and in this position has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational business development of the company in Central Europe. He has more than 20 years of experience in business development and sales management at various IT security companies and prior to joining SentinelOne, he worked at Check Point, Netscreen/Juniper and F5 Networks, among others. Most recently, he worked for leading security provider Palo Alto Networks, where he played a key role in establishing and expanding the business in Central Europe and, as Sales Director Enterprise, led the sales team for key account business in the DACH region.
  • Ivan Mans, CTO at SecurityBridge, has been working with SAP system since 1997.  Since the early days of R3, Ivan worked all across Europe, supporting and driving SAP implementation projects across various industries but always with heart for the SAP technology stack. In more recent years, Ivan has been a regular speaker at SAP events, evangelizing the topic of SAP security. In 2012 Ivan co-founded SecurityBridge, where he remains in charge of the product development team for the SAP SecurityBridge Platform.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai-Oliver Detken graduated from the University of Bremen as an Electronics Engineer in 1993. After study he worked from 1993 till 1997 at the institute BIBA in Bremen as research scientist in EU-funded R&D projects. In 1998 he changed to the company OptiNet GmbH to manage industrial projects in his professional areas. In 2001 he founded his own company DECOIT GmbH and work as docent for Computer Science at the University of Applied Science in Bremen simultaneously. In 2003 he obtained his PhD degree and got from the University of Applied Science in Bremen the title professor in 2008. His working and research areas includes networks, Internet technologies, Voice over IP, and IT security.
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The roundtable was hosted by cyberprotection magazine’s editor Patrick Boch, and it turned into a lively discussion. See the video below for details, but one thing everyone could agree on: The sheer amount of data which needs to be processed by cybersecurity experts today and in the future makes a more automated process necessary, and in order to detect potential attacks more precisely, artificial intelligence is necessary. All the other aspects were subject to an interesting debate, which clearly showed the different perspectives of the participants. Watch the video and enjoy!

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Patrick Boch has been working in the IT industry since 1999. He has been dealing with the topic of cybersecurity for several years now, with a focus on SAP and ERP security.

In recent years, Patrick Boch has published various books and articles as an expert, especially on the subject of SAP security. With his extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of SAP compliance and security, Patrick Boch has served as product manager for several companies in the IT security sector since 2013. Patrick is Co-Founder and Editor of Cyber Protection Magazine.

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  • March 9, 2021 at 5:44 pm
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    Not sure XDR has become as much a buzzword as a marekting rerm. CDR is a category that has a fairly broad spectrum. if you want to identify a subset, I’d suggest xCDR. That gives you the segmentation you seek as well as a marketing term you don’t need to explain as much.

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