AI-driven automated cyber attacks are emerging, and they can think on their own. The attacks are formidable, and the scale of damage they can cause is unimaginable. They can spread faster and quickly find a way to respective targets faster than human hackers. This new attack epidemic can be in the form of credential stuffing, malware, ransomware, spear phishing, and bad bots.
Not a scenario to get nervous about. Instead, it is an ideal time to incorporate automation into your cybersecurity framework. The increasing number of threats and alerts can overwhelm security operations teams as it is challenging to deal with them daily. Automation is necessary to automate repetitive behaviors and frequent tasks. The extent of automation can be determined by dividing the tasks into ones requiring human intervention and those that should be fully automated. Security automation can identify abnormal user behaviors, reduce threat volume, and mitigate attacks from new unknown threats.
Automation using SOAR (Security Orchestration Automation and Response) can streamline operational efficiencies by automating workflows and orchestrating multiple security technologies using API connectors to monitor and detect threats. SOAR can optimize the SecOps analyst’s bandwidth as it frees them from monotonous tasks allowing them to focus on serious issues that demand their attention. While orchestration helps improve SOC process outcomes, automation helps in faster implementation of processes and enables SOC teams to execute mundane tasks. SOAR makes the analyst more proactive in tackling volatile threats and reducing false positives. It addresses every threat by using playbooks to automate alert prioritization, incident investigation, and containment process. Teams can decide on the extent of automation needed in security operations based on the level of risk involved. They can choose the processes that should be corrected and customized and determine the amount of automation to ensure more predictable outcomes. By leveraging ML and AI, analysts can automate SOAR to take on known threats and proactively remediate the breach. Analysts can also modify responses based on their experiences. To ensure automation is optimized, identity SecOps areas producing maximum alerts, response offered by analysts, and the type of alerts consuming analyst time and effort.
Why security automation
- Classify threats, analyze threat intelligence data using AI and ML to detect threats and predict the occurrence of threats.
- Quickly identify threats and accelerate the remediation process at the speed of attack across the entire network.
- Faster correlation of data across the network to identify suspicious behaviors and affected areas before a compromise or breach, to prevent the attack lifecycle.
- Better understand the organization’s threat landscape based on present and chronological incidents.
- To evaluate incidents and suggest playbooks for threats.
- Ensure threat prioritization and faster remediation.
- Improve analyst decisions by providing the most relevant threat information
Hackers are merciless, and automation is a proven way to maximize visibility and unleash proactive threat hunting to take on complex attacks. Increased security visibility across every endpoint ensures you have any network access status anytime, provide network, data, and application access to specific users. Sophisticated automation features of SOAR can upgrade security operations to deliver efficient outcomes. SOAR relies on machine learning to optimize security workflows, improve incident response time, prioritize alerts, reduce false positives, boost analyst productivity, and increase the number of fixed incidents. It enables enterprise-wide visibility through a centralized visual dashboard and empowering analyst to know the threat infected areas. Due to ML capabilities, SOAR can learn while dealing with alerts and recommend suitable response actions. Increased attacks lead to increased threat volume – this calls for reliable solutions that can speed up detection and response. Analysts can use SOAR to meet these scaling demands posed by a growing number of threats and use their threat hunting abilities to react to every alert.
SOAR can easily blend into a SOC environment. It is flexible and customizable. SOAR can power up a security ecosystem by working along with the SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). SOAR can react to the alerts created by SIEM and manage incident response through automation. A next-gen cybersecurity tool, SOAR is the lethal and potent weapon that can take on the growing number of attacks. Be it phishing, ransomware, or any other complex attack, the SOAR platform’s unified nature helps collate data from alerts and enables analysts to quash these threats’ impact. ML makes SOAR more intuitive and brings in high levels of cyber preparedness, and ensure there is no downtime to security operations. It enables in realizing the full potential of SOC operations and is the best possible addition to the enterprise security arsenal.
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