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Teiss Roundtable: Automating IT security

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Cyber-security threats to organisations of all sizes continue to grow. In response businesses must find new ways of managing these threats, while supporting a growing hybrid work environment. One important opportunity is the automation of IT and information security. Security and IT professionals recognise the significance of this approach. According to our research, over three quarters (77%) of security decision makers believe that security automation is important. It is necessary for maintaining and improving security standards and it is a key way of improving the efficiency and productivity of IT and security teams.

But despite this, automation hasn’t been hugely successful: almost all organisations have experienced problems when implementing automated cyber security (only 8% of organisations have not). While a lack of skills and insufficient budgets cause problems the real issue is a lack of trust in automation. Even where automation is built into systems such as SIEMs, security professionals do not trust it beyond basic tasks such as sending out notifications or running a threat intelligence query.

These challenges are not technology orientated. Processes and people are where the real difficulties lie. Join Cyrille Badeau, Vice President of Threat Intelligence Engineering, and Leon Ward, Vice President of Product Management, in the discussion of the key challenges around automating cyber-security systems.

During the session we will discuss the following:

  • Why do organisations consider automating cyber-security? What are the benefits they seek?
  • What is the reality of IT security automation? Does it work in practice? How can success be measured?
  • How should organisations approach the automation of cyber-security? What foundations need to be laid before any technology is implemented?
  • What are the main obstacles to achieving success in cyber-security automation and how can they be managed?
  • When do human decisions play a more important part than automation in cyber security?
  • Why do people mistrust automation? What are the cognitive biases that drive this lack of trust, and how can they be overcome?
  • How can the automation of information security be achieved successfully?


April 5
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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