The Human Factor in the Age of Cyber Conflict

Presented by

Chandler Howell, CISSP, Nexum, Inc. and Paul Bowen, Principal Security Technologist, Arbor Networks

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With new technologies appearing daily, attackers have a constant stream of potential new tools, tactics and practices to use as offensive weapons. This constantly expanding attack surface forces defenders to assess each as well in an ever-escalating arms race. But this can cause an over-dependence on technology and an under-appreciation of the human nature and behavior of adversaries. The desire for waves of more machine-generated data to consume and assess is in fact boggling minds and breaking team and process effectiveness. As human defenders realize this, they shift strategies to proactive approaches, to focus on fundamentals that truly uncover meaningful threats, and force multipliers that dramatically accelerate threat investigation and disruption.
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