Automation can turn tables on cyber attackers

Security defenders should use automation to turn the tables on attackers, according to the CTO of the US Department of Homeland Security

Cyber security is an economics problem, according to Richard Struse, chief advanced technology officer at the US Department of Homeland Security.

“The application of cyber threat intelligence with automation can help change the economics away from benefiting our adversaries to benefitting the defenders in cyber space,” he told the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017 in Munich.

The reason cyber defenders are not “definitively winning” in the war against cyber attackers, he said, is not because defenders do not have interesting tools and technologies or that organisations are not spending enough money on cyber security.

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