Human Threat Hunters Are the Next Big Thing in Cybersecurity, Says Former Unit 8200 Head
Venture firm Blumberg Capital announced the appointment of Ehud Schneorson as managing director in September, after he retired from command of the Israeli equivalent of the NSA
The cybersecurity industry is in the midst of adopting a new paradigm, according to brigadier general (ret.) Ehud Schneorson, former commander of Unit 8200, the Israeli military’s equivalent of the NSA in the U.S., and British GCHQ. Speaking Monday at Calcalist’s eighth annual digital and mobile conference INSPIRE Digital@Mobile, Schneorson said the traditional mindset that breaches could be stopped with the deployment of technology-based barricades is giving way to an approach that puts human cyber-threat hunters at the center.
For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.In September, venture firm Blumberg Capital announced the appointment of Scneorson as managing director, after he retired from command of the unit in April 2017. Schneorson was appointed as the commander of Unit 8200 after decades of service in signal intelligence, cyber and special ops.