Cyberthreats as a Fluid

As humans embrace machine learning, artificial intelligence, and greater levels of abstracted automation cybercrime is becoming increasingly akin to a fluid; as such, cybercrime follows some of the properties of fluids. Imagine a “clean” environment that is free from any malware or malicious activity. That environment will be represented by a submarine in an ocean of cybercrime. If a hole forms (no matter the size) water will rush into the submarine (your network). Although small holes can be managed bigger ones or enough small ones will overwhelm the crew (incident responders) and sink the network. You cant just button down the hatches (perimeter security) you have to inspect the welds and rivets (configuration and asset management) as well as patch small holes as they are discovered. Cybercrime is an automated digital fluid that will drown your company of you do not stay vigilant.