“What’s the Pentagon’s next big focus in cyber security technology? I’ll give you a hint: it has to do with sifting through reams of data and deciding how to respond at incredibly high speeds. How do you do that? Automation.
The sheer volume of cyber security incidents that the Pentagon must monitor at any given time on its more than 15,000 networks is so staggering that the only way to manage the threat is to have a system that automatically detects suspicious software, quickly decides what type of threat it is, alerts the proper people as to its existence, and helps them figure out how to deal with it. Kind of like your antivirus software on steroids.”