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GIG – G DATA – Light It Up

GIG, Grow, Innovate, G-Data – Light IT Up

November 7, 2018. I went to GIG, Grow, Innovate, G-Data in Crowne Plaza. The theme was Light IT Up and it was an illuminating experience.

Chief Operating Officer Xavier Capilitan opened the event with a story on how everything started with light and how light creates communities.

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The first talk was about the proliferation of cryptojacking — how opportunists takes over our infrastructure to use for cryptomining. We were treated to a good overview of cryptocurrencies and how miners are incentivized to participate in the blockchain. Cryptojacking is the illegal backdoor into earning money using other peoples’ devices.

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Make sure to always monitor your CPU usages, even on off-hours.

The second talk was about open-source solutions to IT defense. The vehicle for the talk was Mario, the then-plumber-turned-IT-guy. It turns out that firewalls, routing and endpoint security could be improved by SIEM tools that can be assembled using open-source technologies.

Then we go to the massive collection of log data. That’s how security met data science and machine learning.

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With our light, we can bring communities together. — paraphrased 🙂
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Oh. And I won a 1 year G Data AV subscription through the raffle. Lit.

Thank you to G DATA for inviting me. Until next time!

By krsnewwave

I'm a software engineer and a data science guy on recommender systems, natural language processing, and computer vision.

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