The rules of engagement for automating cyber-security

Kane Hardy explores how the rise of automated attacks dictates the need for automated defence.
One quick glance at the headlines shows that organisations are struggling to mitigate the risk of security breaches. Among others, Carphone Warehouse and Royal Bank of Scotland have been publically named as casualties of sophisticated cyber intrusions.
Typically it takes 197 days for a retailer to detect intrusion on their networks so Carphone Warehouse was ahead of the curve in identifying the attack within a two-week window. However, hackers had already stolen the personal details of up to 2.4 million people demonstrating the damage that can be caused in just a short space of time.
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