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ICIT’s Bright Minds Q&A: Rushing to Automation

Updated: Feb 11, 2023

By Donald Heckman, Defense Cyber Solutions Leader & Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, Guidehouse

In continued support of our mission to cultivate a cybersecurity renaissance that will improve the resiliency of our nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors, defend our democratic institutions, and empower generations of cybersecurity leaders, ICIT has embarked on a journey to hold candid interviews with some of the brightest minds in national security, cybersecurity, and technology. Our goal is to share their knowledge and insights with our community to shed light on solutions to the technology, policy, and human challenges facing our community. Our hope is that their words will motivate, educate, and inspire you to take on the challenges facing your organizations.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has the potential to improve cybersecurity and cyber-hygiene, lessen the impact of the looming talent shortage, and alleviate the resource burden associated with securing critical systems; however, RPA is often misunderstood, oversimplified, or conflated with traditional automation or artificial intelligence.

In this ICIT Bright Minds Q&A, Don Heckman, ICIT Fellow and Defense Cyber Solutions Leader, & Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, Guidehouse, will clarify the function, role, and benefits of RPA and detail potential implementations and use-cases.

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