How Top Organizations Are Planning for Security Automation and Orchestration

How Top Organizations Are Planning for Security Automation and Orchestration

How Top Organizations Are Planning for Security Automation and OrchestrationMost business leaders today are feeling the pressure to innovate. But sometimes it’s ok to live by the old adage that you don’t always have to reinvent the wheel to be successful. In some areas, it’s entirely ok to look around, figure out what other companies are doing right and mirror their actions. Such is the case with security automation and orchestration.

The folks over at ESG Research polled more than 400 cybersecurity professionals to find out what today’s top firms are doing to keep their sensitive data safe. Here’s what they discovered (and how you can implement the same strategies for similar results).

  • 35% are looking to use security automation and orchestration technology to integrate external threat intelligence with the collection and analysis of internal security data. The key difference here is that these organizations want to move away from manual security investigations and instead use automation to do the heavy lifting, thereby streamlining the entire workflow.
  • 30% want to use security automation and orchestration technology to enhance the functionality of their existing tools. Typically speaking, this is focused on orchestrated workflows as a component of such things as incident response, security investigations and remediation tasks.
  • 29% are looking to leverage security automation and orchestration technology to automate basic remediation tasks, such as generating new firewall rules upon the receipt of an IoC list.
  • 28% are using security automation and orchestration technology to compare and contextualize data using the output of multiple other tools. Envision a bunch of threat detection tools generating alerts and producing reports. Today’s top security pros want to leverage security automation and orchestration to correlate these outputs to achieve a more holistic perspective of security incidents.
  • 22% are looking to use security automation and orchestration technology as a way to integrate their security and IT operations tools. This enables security analysts to access asset databases, CMDBs, trouble ticketing systems, etc.

IT executives are now viewing security operations much the same way that Henry Ford approached building vehicles. CIOs, CISOs and other security professionals recognize that manual processes aren’t capable of scaling to meet increasing demand, so they’re turning to new technologies as a solution. Just as Ford used a production line, IT leaders are leveraging security automation and orchestration platforms.

Ultimately, what the study from ESG uncovered was that successful security automation and orchestration comes as a result of a strong commitment to process improvement, a well-planned, phased implementation strategy and solid partnerships with tech vendors who have in-depth security operations experience.

Ayehu is prepared to become that partner. Take our next generation IT automation and orchestration platform for a test drive today to get started.

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