With Reto Ischi, Team Lead Product Development WAF at Ergon
Reto explained the continuous arms race between hackers and security vendors in the field of web application security. Some suppliers promise that machine learning is the next Swiss Army Knife to defend against web security threats; as a Swiss vendor of the web application firewall Airlock, Reto Ischi and his team analyzed machine learning-based techniques to detect web attacks. He shared with us his ideas, experience and results of their proof of concept with productive web traffic. After the talk, the students had the opportunity to exchange with the speaker and two other Ergon engineers about their job and career at a Swiss software security company.