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Deloitte’s JR Reagan: Researchers Explore Biomimetic Methods to Thwart Cyber Crime

Deloitte's JR Reagan: Researchers Explore Biomimetic Methods to Thwart Cyber Crime - top government contractors - best government contracting event

cybersecurityJR Reagan, global chief information security officer at Deloitte, has said some computer security researchers experiment with biomimicry principles in a bid to develop new data protection tools based on defense mechanisms seen in nature.

He wrote in a Deloitte Insights piece published Monday the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has studied the potential application of ant colonies’  behavior for continuous monitoring of malware and system anomalies.

Reagan has also observed some data security systems detecting unauthorized access through analysis of user behavior patterns and keystroke speeds, a method that Reagan says mimicks the immune response alertness of human beings.

He also believes cybersecurity designers can apply biological functions of capsids, penguins and salmons to network defense efforts.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

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