The Many Benefits of Security Automation
With cyberattacks on the rise and fears of international escalation in cyberspace, security teams are actively working to bolster defense. But with the prevalence of security rising, the gulf between today's workforce and its needs is vast. This leaves CISOs under-resourced and analysts in the SOC spread thin. Enter "Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response," or SOAR, tools.
Without automated tools to centralize event data and improve incident response, tasks delegated to "humans" can get tedious and overwhelming – causing a never-ending battle against incoming alerts. If teams put tasks to automation, however, they're essentially ensuring 100% consistency at machine speed. The net effect: reducing both analyst burnout and the mean time to detect and respond to incidents.
Join ISMG's Tom Field for a moderated discussion that will draw from the experience of the attendees, offering insights on the real-time ROI generated by SOAR solutions, related performance gains and reducing analyst burnout.
Discussion topics will include:
- Do you currently use human and machine-learning tactics to prioritize incident response?
- Do you see related benefits to building upon, or introducing, security automation into your environment?
- With 3 million unfilled cyber jobs and counting, have traditional, manual tasks led to analyst burnout?
- Citing recent high-profile cyber events and global crises, do you view this exploration of automated SOAR products as essential for 2022 and beyond?
- What's the trajectory for security automation in two, three or five years?
Joining Tom to provide expert insight and case studies is Michael Lyborg, Senior Vice President of Global Information Security & Enterprise IT with Swimlane.