Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR)

The Technology of 'Offensive Defense'

Gartner's Avivah Litan on How to Boost Detection, Response

Gartner's Avivah Litan is just back from a trip to Israel, and she's particularly enthusiastic about the new topic of "offensive defense." What is the concept, and what security controls does it require?

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2017, Litan discusses:

  • Israel's concept of "offensive defense;"
  • Her new areas of focus at Gartner;
  • What's hot in endpoint security and user and entity behavioral analytics.

Litan is a vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner Research. Her areas of expertise include endpoint security; security analytics for cybersecurity and fraud; user and entity behavioral analytics; insider threats; fraud detection and prevention; and identity proofing.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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