Why automation and artificial intelligence are essential to cyber defense [Q&A]

With the ever increasing complexity and volume of cyber attacks, companies are increasingly turning to automated solutions and artificial intelligence in the quest for more effective protection. But how effective is an automated approach and will it become the norm in future? We spoke to Eran Barak, CEO of incident response specialist Hexadite to find out. BN: Are we nearing the end of traditional approaches to security? EB: Without a doubt. Until very recently, companies have been spending their security time, resources, and dollars on products that gather information that is then handed to a person to act upon. However, with an increased volume of threats like ransomware, malware, and phishing, automatically collecting data and expecting people to keep up no longer works. We’ve seen recent stats showing that 37…


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