Better cybersecurity means finding the “unknown unknowns”

MIT Technology Review

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Computing today is a complex and expansive web of hardware, software, and cloud services—so vast that many businesses don’t know what they’re running where. That’s a big problem.

During the past few months, Microsoft Exchange servers have been like chum in a shark-feeding frenzy. Threat actors have attacked critical zero-day flaws in the email software: an unrelenting cyber campaign that the US government has described as “widespread domestic and international exploitation” that could affect hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Gaining visibility into an issue like this requires a full understanding of all assets connected to a company’s network. This type of continuous tracking of inventory doesn’t scale with how humans work, but machines can handle it easily...

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