Returning to my US Navy intelligence-gathering days, we learned that early detection and knowledge of the adversary's techniques allow using all available countermeasures. As defenders over many
years, we know that the military, hackers, and a few other industries are early adopters of promising new technologies. That happened with the internet, blockchain, and now AI. Adversaries have
access to all the technology we do, so rarely will a new tech be the ultimate solution. The hype surrounding AI gives hope for a CyberSecurity magic pill. I don't know of any CyberSec products
not already using AI, but adversaries are likely to create havoc with AI as the cat-and-mouse game continues.
Accepting these truths and working towards early detection, resiliency, and quick recovery from a security incident is most important.
The bad actors only have to do one thing right, while we must do everything correctly, and we also like to sleep occasionally. Accessing your data is a source of revenue for adversaries, and they typically work 24/7 in teams.
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