Donnie Wendt has over 30 years in information technology, including in the defense, telecommunications, and finance industries. Mr. Wendt currently designs and implements security controls and monitoring solutions for Mastercard, where he has worked since 2004. Also, he is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity at Utica College. Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Science in Computer Science at Colorado Technical University, his research focuses on security automation and adaptive cyber defense in the financial services industry. He earned a CISSP certification, an MS in Cybersecurity from Utica College, and a BA in Business Administration from Webster University. You may contact Mr. Wendt at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website: www.showmecyber.com.
Today’s cyber defenders find themselves at a disadvantage despite technological advances in cyber defense. Among the chief causes of this disadvantage is the asymmetry in a cyber conflict that favors the attacker.
On one side of the equation, defenders must improve detection and response times to avert or mitigate attacks. On the other side of the equation, defenders must slow the time to compromise by disrupting the attacker.