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At last week’s TF-CSIRT meeting, Gavin Reid from Cisco suggested that we may have been over-optimistic about how much technology can do to detect and prevent incidents. Automated incident prevention systems can be effective at detecting and preventing automated attacks but are less effective against targeted attacks that use human intelligence rather than brute force. In the worst case an organisation that relies too much on automation may end up designing its security stance to suit the available automation systems, rather than the other way around.

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