President Barack Obama recently sat down for an interview on emerging technologies with Wired Magazine. “Traditionally, when we think about security and protecting ourselves, we think in terms of armor or walls,” he said. “Increasingly, I find myself looking to medicine and thinking about viruses, antibodies … It means that we’ve got to think differently about our security.”
The idea of cybersecurity as a digital immune system is an apt metaphor. We can’t block everything, but we have to deal with everything. That’s where cognitive security solutions come in.