CyberAI Project

Dakota Cary

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Dakota Cary is a Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), where he works on the CyberAI Project. He is currently a Georgetown Security Studies master’s student with a concentration in technology and national security. Most recently, Dakota was an Information Analyst for the Intelligence and Strategic Services team at Dentons LLC. Prior to beginning his master’s program in the fall of 2018, Dakota worked in North Carolina politics.

Automating Cyber Attacks

November 2020

Based on an in-depth analysis of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems, the authors consider the future of applying such systems to cyber attacks, and what strategies attackers are likely or less likely to use. As nuanced, complex, and overhyped as machine learning is, they argue, it remains too important to ignore.

Machine learning may provide cyber attackers with the means to execute more effective and more destructive attacks against industrial control systems. As new ML tools are developed, CSET discusses the ways in which attackers may deploy these tools and the most effective avenues for industrial system defenders to respond.