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DISA Is Looking to Buy AI-Powered Cyber Defenses

The Pentagon is looking to bring in machine-learning tools to monitor its networks for suspicious activity and act as the first line of defense during cyberattacks.

Last week, the Defense Information Systems Agency started seeking out commercial cybersecurity tools that could detect and respond to incidents across the agency’s numerous networks without direct input from humans. By using automation and machine learning to defend against common attacks, the system would allow the Pentagon’s cyber personnel to focus on more pressing threats.

“DISA 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,” officials said in the solicitation.

Read more at NextGov

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