DISA Is Looking to Buy AI-Powered Cyber Defenses
The US Department of Defense plans to bolster its cybersecurity defenses by adopting automated cybersecurity solutions that rely on machine learning. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced last week that it “desires to leverage commercially available technology to strengthen its ability to detect and thwart cyber-attacks in real-time before those attacks can do the intended damage to the [Defense Department] systems DISA protects.”
The solicitation states that the required tools should use cybersecurity “playbooks”, i.e. pre-selected guidelines, in order to automatically detect and mitigate the most common types of attacks. In addition, the solutions should use machine learning to improve their ability to respond to threats over time.