Why cybersecurity needs to simplify


This piece reminds me of the advice that Facebook CSO Alex Stamos gave in his Black Hat keynote, which is that there are basic things still broken in many organizations that would prevent a lot of damage if fixed. Also, this medical analogy on simplicity is good (and informs a lot of the discussions I have with peopled doing applied AI and ML, too):

"A month or two ago I was having a discussion with a physician about obscure diseases—commonly referred to as zebras. While I was considering these zebras in the context of effective data mining strategies for medical diagnosis, he made an interesting point. One of the things that they teach new physicians is the phrase 'When you hear hoofs, think horse, not zebra.' The principle is quite simple—the odds are the patient has the more common diagnosis than a rare, improbable one."


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