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Enterprise Security: Why You Need a Digital Immune System
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User Rank: Author
10/28/2014 | 7:52:53 PM
Re: immune systems
I've seen some terrible immune system/infosecurity metaphors and analogs in my life, but this takes the cake. Congrats!
User Rank: Strategist
10/27/2014 | 11:28:08 AM
immune systems
were not designed to ensure the survival of an individual organizm. it was designed so that the species survive. If you just look into all the way how actual - biological - viruses, bacteria, and parasides hack the body defenses, you'd understand that striving to build an 'immune system' will not help much. The results of 2 billion years of the arms race between body defences and the hackers, show that the only sure way of winning is isolation.
User Rank: Ninja
10/23/2014 | 11:58:45 AM
Digital Immune System
"We need a data exchange layer that enables our sensors and processes to publish and use information, not just with each other, but with the information that provides context for real-time protection decisions." This would serve as the foundation for total defense systems, and if it becomes some sort of "industry standard", then every security vendor out there would tailor their products to interface with the system efficiently. One can even argue that the OS and Applications could potentially communicate with this layer, to provide data regarding anomalous behavior. Add artifical intelligence based on threat and attack data, and you have your immune system.

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