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Cybersecurity is Hard. Up for a Challenge?

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Pure technology approaches to cybersecurity consistently fail to prevent hackers from breaching networks and systems. The pursuit of a pure technology solution to cybersecurity is going to require significant breakthroughs in AI and machine learning. Come join a discussion about why cybersecurity is such a hard problem and review some promising areas of research that may bring positive changes.

This seminar will be presented at the Institute for Quantum Computing in QNC 1201, University of Waterloo.


Mark McArdle is CTO at eSentire, a cybersecurity software company based in Cambridge, ON. Mark has over 20 years experience with top technology brands, such as PGP Inc. and most recently McAfee's Senior VP for its consumer product development division. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and completed the Ivey Executive Program in 2005.