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Cyber security could be enhanced with more automation

Too few organisations are making the most of security automation to overcome cybersecurity challenges, despite the possibilities presented by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), warns Skybox Security.

Sean Keef
Sean Keef

Its report, Understanding Security Processes and the Need to Automate, reveals low adoption levels in all regions, but especially EMEA and the US, where just 4% and 9% of organisations are using AI/ML to automate processes for managing firewall rules and security policy, compared to 27% in APAC.

Skybox Director of Product Marketing Sean Keef said: “Security leaders have started on their automation journey. However, this survey shows us that many companies have a long way to go. There are many areas where it is absolutely essential to implement automation — and where automation reduces risk. For example, collecting/gathering data for attack surface visibility and modelling, network change management and rule life cycle management. Networks are becoming too large and complex to manage manually.”

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