September 25, 2019
Artificial Intelligence

How Are New Technologies Like AI and Machine Learning Playing a Role in Cybersecurity?

Danny Kibel – Idaptive CEO
Danny Kibel Chief Executive Officer

Artificial Intelligence is more than a buzzword - it's a key weapon in the fight against breaches.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is often dismissed as an overused buzzword across the tech industry, and it certainly can be in cybersecurity as well. But a number of companies, Idaptive included, have found ways to practically implement AI and machine learning.

The most proven uses for artificial intelligence and machine learning in cybersecurity today involve tasks that humans can’t perform, such as sifting through vast amounts of data. And by that, I mean millions of different signals from different sources – login attempts, geolocation data, etc. Algorithms have already been created that can identify unusual behaviors or irregular patterns when it comes to something such as malware.

Idaptive has added a layer of intelligence to help companies verify and validate users, devices, and services while continuously learning from, and adapting to, millions of logins and risk factors.

We apply AI and big data analytics to sift through these millions of data points and constantly learn, evolve, and improve. It makes it easier to identify anomalies, which represent suspicious behavior. Our platform automatically assesses risk based on behavior patterns and makes decisions regarding access based on that risk. All that is done with our proprietary machine learning tools.

Risk-aware security products powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence will continue to evolve as prevailing weapons in the fight against security breaches.


This post originally appeared in a Quora Q&A session hosted in May 2019. Our CEO Danny Kibel was asked to give his opinion on the state of cybersecurity, Zero Trust, working in the security field and entrepreneurship, among other things. For more of his answers visit Quora.

Danny Kibel

Danny Kibel – Idaptive CEO
Chief Executive Officer

Danny Kibel is Chief Executive Officer at Idaptive, leading the overall strategy and vision for this newcomer to the identity and access management market. Under Danny’s direction, Idaptive is establishing its Next-Gen Access Cloud platform as the cornerstone of the Zero Trust approach to security, securing access for everyone, everywhere and on every device.

Prior to taking the helm at Idaptive, Danny was Vice President of Engineering & Operations at Centrify, where he led the development and delivery of the company’s cloud identity and mobility products.

With more than 20 years of experience designing, developing and delivering software, Danny has combined his deep technical background and strong business perspective to help create and deliver innovative products and solutions for enterprise software companies worldwide. Prior to his leadership roles at Idaptive and Centrify, he was a senior director at ServiceNow, leading several teams that automated and managed application releases in cloud environments. Before that, Danny was a senior software manager at Cisco for nearly eight years. Earlier in his career, he led the delivery and solutions team for a startup company that was later acquired by Cisco.

Danny graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a degree in computer science and later earned an MBA in marketing and technology management from Tel Aviv University.


If Danny could have any chameleon-like superpower, it would be the chameleon's 360-degree vision. In the wild, the chameleon is faced with opportunities (a yummy grasshopper hanging about), as well as dangers (a snake lurking nearby, or a hawk flying up above), so having 360- degree vision helps the chameleon evolve while protecting it from predators. “Similarly, to run a successful business, one needs to have a wide perspective of the market, technology, opportunities and challenges.”