Monday, July 03, 2017

cloud: AWS Web Application Firewall

AWS Web Application Firewall: Bolt-on Security for Insecure Websites @InfoQ

"Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a new feature from AWS which sits in front of your public website and protects it from malicious traffic. It works like a reverse proxy which inspects incoming HTTP requests looking for patterns that indicate suspicious activity. Good requests are passed onto your web application to handle, and bad requests are blocked. It's a tool which can potentially add a layer of security to an existing application without changing the app."

Google's "AI-first" strategy

AI first—with UX - O'Reilly Media
The big news from Google's I/O conference was Google's "AI-first" strategy.
What does it mean for Google to become an 'AI-first' company? - Quora
Quoting Sundar: “We will move from mobile first to an AI first world.” 

Peter Norvig, Research Director at Google:
"“Classic” Google was an information retrieval company: you give a query, we quickly respond with ten suggestions of relevant pages, and it is your job to make sense of the suggestions. “Modern” Google, as Sundar has set out the vision, is based not just on suggestions of relevant information, but on informing and assisting. Informing, meaning that we give you the information you need, when you need it.
With information retrieval, anything over 80% recall and precision is pretty good—not every suggestion has to be perfect, since the user can ignore the bad suggestions. With assistance, there is a much higher barrier. You wouldn’t use a service that booked the wrong reservation 20% of the time, or even 2% of the time. So an assistant needs to be much more accurate, and thus more intelligent, more aware of the situation. That’s what we call “AI-first.”"