Custom Security Automation Systems
What is Security Automation?
It is getting more and more difficult to find aspects of your business that can’t be automated. We have already begun automating our homes, vehicles and even our companions. It is also the era of the hacker. Hacker sophistication has come a very long way in a very short period. It is more important than ever to be sure your organization or business is sufficiently fortified against cyberthreats and other digital vulnerabilities.
This is where automation comes into play. Even for the most skilled security team, speed is not always easy to achieve. There are many aspects of cybersecurity that can be slow-moving, like transferring information between platform tools, for example. These tedious tasks can be time consuming and can take away time better spent elsewhere for your security team. Instead of spending time detecting security threats and arranging response efforts, your team is busy copying/pasting information back and forth. Automation eliminates those types of tasks.
- Security Automation – Automatic handling of a task in a machine-based security application that would otherwise be done manually by a cybersecurity professional.
- Security Orchestration – This is the linking and mixing of various security applications and processes together.
Why Security Automation and Orchestration?
- Automates simple tasks
- Prioritizes critical events
- Free-up time to proactively seek out threats
- Streamline Security Team, Tools and Processes
Full-Circle Automation System
By combining security automation and orchestration along with threat intelligence, you will be able to determine how processes should be handled and when. Threat intelligence allows the process to automatically adjust itself allowing you to make even more critical decisions, faster.
Threat Intelligence Platforms
These intelligence-driven platforms are essential to your overall cybersecurity. These are centralized locations where internal and external threat data can be analyzed and turned into action. Once this data is received and examined, your team will be able to make fully-informed decisions on how to respond to threats while mitigating risk.
- Optimize operations
- Increase speed and efficiency
- Delivers validation of threats
Reduce Human Error
Done manually, many security tasks are prone to human error. We are great analysts and critical thinkers, but when processing large volumes of data and making quick, accurate decisions, that’s where many businesses run into trouble.
What risks could automation eliminate?
Breaches in security are very common. Most companies that suffer these breaches don’t even know they have happened. Your business must be very careful in selecting a third-party automation platform, because their vulnerabilities become yours.
For your automation system to integrate with your other business systems, many API’s could be needed. Each API poses a potential vulnerability.
Lack of Oversight
Over time, your security team may develop a sense of complacency when automated systems have been handling the bulk of their original responsibilities. They may begin to rely too heavily on the system and lose alertness to potential threats in a quick and efficient manner.
Automation Systems only work if strategically combined with active human cooperation.
What else do automation systems do?
- Policy Execution – Networks are more complex than ever. Manually managing related security policies has become nearly impossible. There are many options out there for policy implementation automation. Managing network security policies automatically helps your business more easily meet internal or governing security requirements.
- Alert Monitoring and Prioritization – Save your security team from performing time-consuming, tedious tasks. This type of systems does not rely on rules, thresholds or known threats. Instead, this type of technology can learn what normal system behavior looks like, making it easy to immediately pinpoint the potential threat while investigating to determine priority.
- Incident Response Planning – This technology automates workflow, so companies can make sure they are communicating with the fitting internal and external contacts when each second counts. This automation keeps track of all the steps taken to resolve a threat situation, creating an ongoing audit that will help automate future tasks.
It is very important to prioritize the automation of your IT security structure. Recognize that multiple elements can be automated to help keep your business as safe as possible from cybersecurity threats. Automating policy execution, alert monitoring and prioritization along with incident response planning can drastically increase your company’s efficiency while dropping costs. Is Security Automation right for your business?