Smarter Security Tools: The New Era Automation in Cybersecurity
In the thrilling game of cat and mouse that is cybersecurity, companies are always hyped about finding the Merlin’s wand of security tools. If you relate more to quests and wands than security tech and jargon… well, here’s the Decoder’s Ring you’ve been hunting for!
Too Much Threat Chasing, Not Enough Threat Catching
It starts with an inconvenient fact that might make some SOC teams (the cybersecurity heroes out there) feel like they’ve been chasing their own tails. Or, like opening a box of chocolates… they don’t know what they’re gonna get. But what they do know is that a whole third of their day gets spent on events that turn out to be as threatening as a teddy bear’s picnic. Basically, they’re spinning their wheels chasing cold trails while real baddies might be slipping in elsewhere.
Automation to the Rescue
Here’s where the plot thickens, and by the way, this is where robots come to the rescue. No, not Transformers, but nearly as cool – automated solutions for cybersecurity have charged in like robotic knights to take over from the clunky, slow-witted regular SIEMs (Security Information and Event Management systems). The adoption of these automated superheroes has revved up at a pace that would make even Optimus Prime jealous.
Valuable Data, Useless Noise
But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s recall the famous quote: “With great power comes great responsibility!” These tools are dealing with an estimated 80% of security alerts that… well, aren’t actually about security threats at all. More like sending Superman to free a cat from a tree, when he should be stopping meteor showers instead. It’s a bit over the top.
The world of cybersecurity seems to be up against a Hydra-like beast of threats. SOC teams spend a significant part of their day chasing phantom threats, only to find them as harmful as a fly on a rhino’s backside. The entry of automated solutions offers hope, promising a more efficient response while allowing the human team to focus on more substantial threats. The challenge remains to cut through false alarms, which shockingly, constitute a whopping 80% of alerts!