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How Cognitive Injection Can Help IT Security

Not everyone thinks the power of positive thinking is a prudent path to self improvement, but Akamai Chief Security Office Andy Ellis believes it can have a positive impact on IT security.

Ellis presented on the topic of cognitive injection at the recent RSA conference and, in a video interview with eSecurityPlanet, explained what cognitive injection is all about and how Akamai is using it today.

"We live in a world that is a fantasy," Ellis said, pointing out that what our brains process is only a subset of what actually goes on around us. Often what we attribute to malice or incompetence is just a function of not understanding the world in which a decision or a person is operating, he said.

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet:
VIDEO: Is Cognitive Injection the Key to Real Security?

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.