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IDG Contributor Network: Is language-theoretic security the answer to Internet insecurity?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 17, 2016.

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    Historically traditional security technologies have not been very effective. For the better part of the last two decades, IT and security teams have been focused on defending the networks. Attackers have figured out how to work around network controls.

    Every five to 10 years a new technology comes along that needs to be tested, and according to Kunal Anand, co-founder and CTO at Prevoty, language-theoretic security is the next generation of application security controls that are broadening the solution space.

    According to Upstanding Hackers, "Language-theoretic security, or LangSec, is the emerging field of digital security that treats code patterns and data formats as languages and their grammars for the purpose of preventing the introduction of malicious code into software."

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