Meetup #70

Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

One of the areas, that is the most transformed by ML these years is cybersecurity. Traditionally, SIEM (Security Intelligence and Event Management) is performed by human analysts. However, as the cyber powers and tools of the world are growing, we need more and more of these specialists. The entire area of cybersecurity is experiencing a shortage of talent. This is where the ML is coming in to help us. Cybersecurity ML systems require a lot of expertise from specialists as well as unique ways of handling user-sensitive data. This imposes various architectural solutions. In this talk, Monika introduces us to the ways of using ML in cybersecurity and the unique challenges we face.


- Cyber threats are all around us. ML as technology is both a savior and a threat. - GDPR and sensitive user data bring in extra challenges for cybersecurity intelligence systems, leading to more complex architectural decisions. - ML helps to fight the talent shortage. - Cybersecurity requires real-time ML systems and reacting ASAP.

In this episode

Monika Venckauskaite

Monika Venckauskaite

Machine Learning Engineer, Vinted

Monika is a keen and curious ML engineer, loving to build systems. She's started in machine learning as a master's student, looking for Higgs Boson and Dark matter within the CERN data. Later on, Monika moved to the IT industry and worked on various machine learning projects, including Open Source Intelligence Tools and a distributed system for ML cybersecurity analytics. Currently, Monika works as an MLOps engineer, improving the MLOps platform that is used in production to shipping models to a 45 million-user platform. Monika also works in a start-up that is innovating satellite communication. In her free time, she loves books, traveling, and playing some music.



Demetrios Brinkmann

Demetrios Brinkmann


Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.