Last week, I wrote a blog describing how 2018 will be the year of advanced prevention. Now we’ve had technologies for blocking cyber-attacks and malware for decades (i.e., antivirus software, firewalls, IPS, etc.), so what exactly is advanced prevention? I believe advanced prevention sits at the intersection of two other cybersecurity trends:
- Software-defined security functionality. Software-defined everything makes it easier to deploy, configure, and scale security controls.
- Artificial intelligence. AI uses algorithms to comb through mountains of data to increase detection/blocking efficacy, provide granular risk scoring, and fine-tune decision making.