Automating cybersecurity solutions could be an answer to a gamut of security convolutions that an enterprise faces.
FREMONT, CA: The increasing quantity and ambiguity of threats, the exponential complexity of firms’ operations, and the shortage of cybersecurity talent are leading the enterprises to automate several aspects of cybersecurity capabilities. Further, automating mundane tasks allows the firms to restructure the systems from a cybersecurity standpoint. Automation of cybersecurity solutions also enhances the complexity of a firm’s firewalls, thereby making it difficult for the attackers to gain access to the systems.
Firms are increasingly leveraging, cybersecurity products that are designed to automate various processes. For instance, vulnerability management products are being configured to identify and scan devices present on an enterprise network automatically. Later, the set of security controls authorized by the organization can be used to conduct assessments for possible security breaches.
New automation practices such as robotic process automation (RPA) and security automation and orchestration (SOAR) are also being used in combination with the cybersecurity software and tools. SOAR products orchestrate activities between various security tools and take responsive measures against identified threats. On the other hand, RPA tools offer a broader set of automation for a variety of cybersecurity processes. For instance, custom-built code and software can automate analyses and offer a possible solution for issues that may not be addressed by conventional means.
Digital transformation is leading the firms to increase the level of automation across the verticals. Such a transformation enhances the technical complexity of the firms. While technical complexity can make it difficult for hackers to gain access to the enterprise’s network, it can also make it challenging for the firm to identify the possible risk zones. Thus, the automation of cybersecurity tools and processes can impart improved visibility and protection for the current generation of enterprises.
Although cybersecurity can never be guaranteed, automation can certainly offset the chances of possible breaches along with an easy resolution of trivial security issues.