CSO Online reached out to Code Dx, Inc. CEO Dr. Anita D’Amico for her thoughts on the future of cybersecurity and the disadvantages facing cyber defenders.

“Right now about 11 percent of compromises are accomplished within seconds, and another 82 percent in under an hour. The attackers work nimbly and without rules. The attackers, by nature, abhor rules and will break them.

“The defenders, by contrast, often are encumbered by rules of engagement and permissions, and so the defensive response is slow, measured in hours or days. Even white hat hackers who are paid to penetrate an enterprise by its own organization have to work within boundaries and rules that are not there for the black hats.”

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