Automation & Integration in CyberSecurity

Automation & Integration in CyberSecurity

Today, security automation involves substituting manual processes with automated systems to facilitate the detection and prevention of cyber-threats 

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Cybersecurity automation is about  Making data collection faster and more efficient, bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies and processes into the fold to increase organizations’ analytic capabilities. Security automation is the machine-based execution of security actions with the power to programmatically detect, investigate and remediate cyberthreats with or without human intervention by identifying incoming threats, triaging and prioritizing alerts as they emerge, then responding to them in a timely fashion.

Cyber security companies are teaching Artificial Intelligence systems to detect viruses and malware by using complex algorithms. So Artificial Intelligence can then run pattern recognition in software. Artificial Intelligence systems can also be used in situations of multi-factor authentication to provide access to their users.

Today, cyber-security automation is regarded as a way of “making the playing ground level” for cyber-attackers and cyber-security experts. The main objective is to minimize and possibly eliminate cyber-threats by reducing vulnerabilities. Every organization wants to have cyber-security automation integrated into its information infrastructure. That will allow the relocation of human resources to other departments where their efforts are required more to increase the efficiency of the company.

Cybersecurity products designed to automate specific processes are global, and the probability is that you have already implemented automation tools within your organization. They can then conduct an assessment based upon a set of security controls authorized by the organization. Cybersecurity is currently integrated into DevOps, I think that increasing communication between the two departments will exponentially increase risk management and deal with issues that arise.

Cyber security Automation tool and platforms

  • Robotic process automation (RPA)
  • Security orchestration automation and response  (SOAR) and security incident and event management (SIEM)
  • Public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate and  key management
  • Custom software development

Robotic process automation (RPA)

Robotic process automation refers to the process of using robots. With regard to cybersecurity and security automation, this typically refers to allowing automated systems to handle low-cognitive functions such as scanning, monitoring, and low-level incident response. It helps you to minimize the biggest cybersecurity vulnerability; human interaction. RPA can help your business stay compliant with some regulations. RPA offers many advantages to enterprises and other organizations. However, no organization should rely on RPA alone for more in-depth security operations that require higher cognitive and analytical capabilities.

Security orchestration automation and response(SOAR) and security incident and event management (SIEM)

It refers to a combination of solutions that optimize the capabilities and efficiency of your security operations center without tying up your human assets in low-level tasks. It serves to optimize 3  main cyber security related tasks – security orchestration, security automation, and security response.  SOAR and SIEM are similar after all, they both collect and use relevant data from multiple sources for analysis to identify any anomalous activity.

SOAR is all about using automation to improve your security operations and incident response by eliminating repetitive tasks and organizing the technology, people, and processes within your organization to their full advantage.

Public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate and key management

The widespread use of SSL certificates and keys that resulted from Google’s requirement of website encryption has led to the creation of many dangerous blind spots. One of the biggest threats to website security and the success of your business is poor visibility within your network and your public key infrastructure. Certificate management platforms with certificate discovery tools help you with more than website certificate management.

Custom software development

Another category we’d be remiss to not at least mention is the concept of developing custom automation solutions. Every business differs in operations and needs from the other Some existing cybersecurity automation solutions can be useful, your specific organization may find it beneficial to create custom solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of your business. This may be something that your internal development team can handle, but more than likely you’ll want to hand that off to a third-party service provider.

Conclusion

Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important issue in process automation and particularly for process control engineering. As networking in process automation grows, there is a greater risk of cyber attacks from different channels. This could have a massive impact on management and control systems, with the potential effects ranging from production failure, pollution, personal injuries and damage to a company’s image, to the loss of confidential data.

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