CBR – Tom Ball – 9/15/17
It is becoming clear that the future of cybersecurity will involve automation, and it may prove to be an essential move, rather than an initiative just to improve cybersecurity.
At the 2017 Rapid7 UNITED summit, a group of cybersecurity experts were brought together to combine their insights to discuss the future of the industry. It was no surprise that the opening topic was automation.
We have been hearing talk of the benefits of automation cybersecurity for some time, with highly skilled analysts drowning in immeasurable volumes of data, handling endless menial tasks. These valuable skillsets could be applied to dealing with the most complex, insidious problems, while automation takes the weight.
Chris Wysopal, CTO, Veracode, said: “I think it is definitely a piece of the puzzle, everything is getting automated, automation is happening all over the IT industry. IT orchestration is a big thing, it puts the patches out there, the configuration, the provision, security has to do that too, we cannot be a manual process when all of IT is moving so fast.”