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Is automation the future of cyber-security?

Is automation the future of cyber-security?

Cyber attacks are a very real threat that many businesses, large and small, are facing. With such a rise in cyber-attacks, many are trying to research ways in which they can better protect their business and data. From training their staff, using cybersecurity best practices and also considering automation.

 The rise of AI, and particularly automation and cyber security orchestration, has left many wondering if this could be the key to ensuring easy and efficient cyber security protection for businesses and governments worldwide.

So let us first analyze, what is cyber security orchestration?

Cyber security orchestration is a collection of different technologies that can enable a business to gather information, data and security alerts from multiple sources. This can allow a business to examine its threat analysis and to determine ways in which they can define, prioritize and develop their incident response activities. It is the combination of automation, threat intelligence, and incident response technologies.

From scanning and monitoring databases, and dealing with the everyday security threats and alerts that are received every day, there are many ways in which automation could help your business.

 What are the benefits of using automation?

The rise of automation is spreading quickly, in small and large companies, as more and more businesses are beginning to realize its potential.

 Automation can help alleviate some of the tasks and responsibilities a cybersecurity team has, allowing them to focus their attention on other more critical cyber security issues. For example, a machine can perform some of the repetitive tasks that would otherwise take a human, hours to complete.

 Automation can allow a quicker and more efficient collection of data. It increases an organization’s ability to analyze the data collected in a more efficient manner.

 It can also help minimize the damage caused by attackers. By automatically alerting incident responders to an attack, they will have more time to analyze the problem and create a solution.

Automating the detection of threats can aid in reducing the amount of time your cyber security team is working on non-existent threats. Low-level threats can be automatically handled by a machine, to prevent employees from wasting their time on false alarms.

 By using automation for any mundane or tedious tasks, a business can reduce the number of cyber specialists they need to hire, thus reducing the wage bill.

 Automation also helps to simplify the process of looking for threats as a whole. By running low-level searches, data can be collected, analyzed and provided to cyber security experts for them to determine if any threats need to be acted upon.

The future of cyber security will be heavily intertwined with the process of automation. It can save a business time and money whilst still providing a high level of security. Many individuals worry that it could put many cyber analysts and security experts out of a job, however, automation still has a long way to go before it could out perform humans in the cyber security field or any other.

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