A healthy cyber ecosystem might employ an automation strategy of fixed local defenses supported by mobile and global defenses at multiple levels. Such a strategy could enable the cyber ecosystem to sustain itself and supported missions while fighting through attacks. Further it could enable the ecosystem to continuously strengthen itself against the cyber equivalent of autoimmune disorders. For example, within an organization, cyber devices that directly provide end user, mission, or business functionality might maintain a high awareness of user behavior, expectations, and service level agreements, be tuned to sense and respond to user situations, signal local or user level status to organizational devices, and correlate discoveries and synchronize responses with organizational devices.
"The ecosystem will be considered strong when the following conditions are met:
Information and communication technology risk is well defined, understood and managed by users;
Organizations and individuals routinely apply security and privacy standards and best practices;
The identities of individuals, organizations, networks, services, and devices are appropriately validated;
Interoperable security capabilities are built into information and communication technologies; and