Racing Against Nation States on the Automation Continuum

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CP Morey, VP Products & Marketing at Phantom Cyber

About this talk

Both Presidential candidates agree on the need for increased spending on our nation’s infrastructure. While we tend to think first of bridges, roads, and other physical features, cyber is also an area impossible to ignore given the pervasiveness of technology in our lives. Without question, the speed, sophistication, and volume of cyber security attacks is constantly changing. In the case of nation states, the motives are also shifting from spying and surveillance to using offensive capabilities to attack critical infrastructure, national security assets, and even the political system itself. It’s no longer just about the money; safety and even lives may be at stake. Adversaries are attacking us at an unmanageable scale. For instance, research sponsored by Department of Homeland Security and NSA showed environments with security event traffic of more than 1 billion alerts per day. Even after reducing the load to 1 million alerts per day with correlation and other tools, more than 20,000 human analysts would be needed to respond. State-backed adversaries are using automation against us. It’s time we do the same, and projects like Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab are leading us there. Join our webcast to learn how public and private organizations are progressing on the security automation continuum from simple security lifecycle management to predictive response strategies.

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