Jeff Yastine explains that the state of cybersecurity is very similar to the state of aviation in its early days. In the early days of aviation, pilots were getting killed. The problem lay in the fact that many pilots could not keep up with the physical demands of steering and the other tasks that were required to fly airplanes in those days. The solution to that problem was automating everything that was possible to be automated so that the pilots did not have to do so much hard work. The same can be said for cybersecurity these days, as many more things are being automated when it comes to cybersecurity.
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For example, the Pentagon recently purchased a system called Mayhem. The interesting part about this system is that it automates cybersecurity. It automatically scans the systems and looks for patches and flaws in the network. This makes sure that a hacker will not find the flaw by themselves and take advantage of it. The software will instead find it and make sure that it is taken care of before it is too late. The Mayhem system won a two million dollars award for one of the best systems.
In related news, Jeff Yastine explains that retails stores may not be over. Despite what you may think, they may have a future. It is true that Amazon is taking over the commerce industry and that many retail stores are going out of business because of it. However, the fact is that because of that, shares and prices are falling. This means that more investors are going to be cashing in on the bargains. As this goes on, the retail industry may start going up again. It is an interesting thing to watch, but precisely because prices are going down and they are not being valued as they once were, malls and retail stores are going to be eaten up by investors who are looking for a bargain and who still think that there is a great future in retail stores. In the end, not all is lost yet. There is still plenty of hope and a great future may be in the making. Do not dismiss retail stores just yet.
Jeff Yastine is the Editorial Director at Banyan Hill Publishing. He is a well known financial journalist with many years of experience in the financial market.