Breach Preparedness , Data Breach , Risk Management

The Technology of 'Offensive Defense'

Gartner's Avivah Litan on How to Boost Detection, Response

Gartner's Avivah Litan is just back from a trip to Israel, and she's particularly enthusiastic about the new topic of "offensive defense." What is the concept, and what security controls does it require?

See Also: Addressing the Identity Risk Factor in the Age of 'Need It Now'

In a video interview at RSA Conference 2017, Litan discusses:

  • Israel's concept of "offensive defense;"
  • Her new areas of focus at Gartner;
  • What's hot in endpoint security and user and entity behavioral analytics.

Litan is a vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner Research. Her areas of expertise include endpoint security; security analytics for cybersecurity and fraud; user and entity behavioral analytics; insider threats; fraud detection and prevention; and identity proofing.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Vice President - Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its diverse cadre of senior-level editors and reporters. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning Summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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