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Next-Generation Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

Rather than focusing on stopping cybercriminals with walls, new technologies are emerging that work to identify cybercriminals instead. For example, BioCatch technology works to identify patterns of user behavior in certain applications, creating user profiles that can then be matched to subsequent visits. Mimicking a user’s online behavior is far more difficult than breaking down a wall.

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“I love technology but I’m not in love with technology. The human hunch is priceless.”

A recent survey of government cybersecurity professionals found that 86 percent of respondents believe big data analytics could help improve cybersecurity, but only 28 percent oradare currently fully leveraging big data for security purposes.

Amir Orad built his career at the intersection of cybersecurity and big data analytics. “When I started 15 years ago, very binary, manual security decisions were the norm. We introduced the use of big data for security by adjusting in real-time the level of cybersecurity based on analytical decisions.:

Analytics is key to fighting security information overload, highlighting what’s important, and striking the right balance between automated decisions and decision-making by humans.

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