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Not surprisingly, OpenText believes that cyber resilience is the key to surviving hazards like that.
“We’ve never needed to be more resilient than we need to be right now,” says Stilwell, who defines cyber resilience as “the ability to bounce back from an adverse event and get back to the business of running your business or get your kids back to school.”
“It’s probably the most common way people are infected with ransomware,” he says.
All users of Webroot Business Endpoint Protection received Evasion Shield at no extra cost, and will also soon get additional “foreign code” protection that analyzes malware closely in real time as well.
Longer term, according to Moffitt, OpenText will lean more and more heavily on machine learning and artificial intelligence to sift through ever-increasing volumes of potential threats. “There’s only more and more data to analyze,” he says. “It’s not a problem you can solve by just throwing more human beings at it.”
At first, he continues, machine learning will help OpenText and its customers catch “low-hanging fruit,” so security analysts can spend their time on more complex attacks. “As time goes on, we will train these models to get better and better, and touch fruit higher up the tree,” Moffitt says.
Make no mistake, though, he adds. Automated security technology is a critical weapon in the fight against cybercrime, but it can’t do the job alone—now or ever.
“It’ll never catch everything,” he says.
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