As the threat landscape continues to evolve, security environments grow in complexity, and the skills gap widens, security teams need to come up with new ways to increase efficiency and productivity in order to keep up. One such way is through security automation, which empowers security teams to focus on high-impact initiatives by eliminating excess noise, reducing low-brain high-time tasks, and increasing alert fidelity.
According to Gartner, automating/triaging manual tasks such as log management can reduce or eliminate baseline costs. In theory, automation is the perfect solution to a security team’s greatest nightmares. However, without a careful plan for implementing automation, teams can struggle to get started, or even end up creating more work.