Hello World

My name is Harini Kannan. I’m currently doing data science at Sophos AI. I have been in security data science for ~5 years. I was previously the Principal Data Scientist at Capsule8, a very exciting cybersecurity startup in NYC, that got acquired by Sophos (yay!). I have given talks at CAMLIS, BlackHat (USA), Open Data Science Conference (East), Data Science Salon, PyData (Boston) and Data Connectors. I love writing about data science and applied machine learning in cybersecurity. My areas of research include:

  • Using documented and undocumented performance counters to detect cache-side channel and other hardware based attacks like Spectre, Meltdown, Rowhammer and ROP
  • Topic modeling for data discovery
  • User and Entity Behavior Analysis
  • ML for Cryptomining Detection
  • Entity Resolution
  • Graph Learning for anomaly detection
  • Interpretable Machine Learning
  • Autoencoders for unsupervised anomaly detection