Good Humans Are Crucial For Beating Bad Humans

Mark PattonCrunch Network Contributor Mark Patton is vice president of engineering at Malwarebytes. How to join the networkThe difficulty in figuring out who, exactly, is behind cyber attacks creates a vacuum typically filled by technological finger-pointing. The software exploited, network abused or malware used come under intense scrutiny, distracting from the people responsible. A Raging Battle Cybersecurity vendor nomenclature has responded in kind, with modern countermeasures touting machine learning, artificial intelligence and other automated responses. This has the effect of creating an overriding feeling of anonymized machine warfare, sanitizing the human element of the conflict. Technology needs to play a part, because without the multiplier effect of the almighty algorithm, the good guys will be overrun in a day. However, we need to recognize the role that people play in this…


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