A good cybersecurity defense system has multiple layers, system monitoring and effective quarantining of network intrusions, the man in charge of the Federal Aviation Administration’s information technology said today. Comparing his system approach to the human body, FAA chief information officer Daniel Mehan outlined his views on a proper cybersecurity defense system this morning, while speaking to industry officials at an executive breakfast of National Business Promotions and Conferences Inc. Mehan said a multiple-layered approach is necessary. However, he warned of the importance of efficiency and flexibility when dealing quickly with intrusions. When infected by a virus, or other forms of intrusion, Mehan stressed the need for an adaptive quarantine. A key element of future cybersecurity systems is building break points where intrusions can by stopped and isolated. Full Story
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