Last time, I spoke with Ashanti, a Rust developer who’s always mindful of security. She explained how Rust is a more secure language, and she explained holochain to me.
This time, I spoke to Nicola Whiting. As the Chief Strategy Officer of Titania, she works on how AI can be implemented to prevent cyber threats caused by poor cyber hygiene.
Kim Crawley: Please tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.
Nicola Whiting: I’m the CSO of Titania. My time is split between looking at where the industry is going (particularly in terms of AI and the movement towards self-healing, self-defending systems and how to get Autonomous Mitigation to be reliable enough to do that) and how to keep Titania at the cutting edge of all that for our clients.
I also spend a lot of time advocating for diversity and inclusion (because it makes us stronger) as well as for growth.
KC: That’s fascinating. How do you think AI is benefiting cybersecurity now, and how do you think it will evolve in the future?
NW: I think AI has huge potential to reduce the strain on our talented defense and security teams. But at the moment, it often makes these teams’ job harder, not easier.
Many of them have ‘alert fatigue’ from the inherent inaccuracies in those systems. (A case of bad decisions done fast.) My belief is that it’s because many of those systems are underpinned by interpolative data.
One of the ways AI needs to evolve is to add more deterministic (versus probabilistic) data so that AI solutions make more accurate decisions which are easier to validate.
It’s a subject I love unpacking, as I believe it could have major impact on the future success of our industry. (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Kim Crawley. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/women-nonbinary-nicola-whiting/