A couple of months ago, Bruce Schneier wrote a great post entitled “Security Orchestration and Incident Response”. The discussion ultimately morphed into AI and Machine learning, but put forth two Universal Truths regarding computer networks:
- When things are uncertain, you want your systems to be decentralized.
- When things are certain, it is more important to centralize systems.
These precepts address the following behavior:
- In a world of uncertainty, the focus is on execution.
- In a world of certainty, the focus is on planning.
A new aphorism regarding Artificial Intelligence emerged: “You can only automate what you’re certain about. When an uncertain process is automated, the results can be dangerous.”
His original post is here: