Threat Matrix: Episode 9 — DHS wants to mimic biological defenses in network security

Threat Matrix brings you weekly insight into the latest news and trends impacting the cyber and national security communities.

This week, Dan Verton takes a look at the Department of Homeland Security’s evolving vision for automated network defenses for protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure.

It’s a hard science problem, according to Phyllis Schneck, DHS’ newly appointed deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity. But it’s one the human body has already figured out. Can DHS take a play out of nature’s playbook for network defense?

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