How might security orchestration, automation, and response help organisations bridge the cybersecurity skills gap?

Security orchestration, automation, and response can help businesses do more with less in the face of the cyber skills gap

Businesses today are becoming increasingly ambitious with their cybersecurity. Threats are no longer a case of ‘what if’; they’re a case of ‘when’. Not only that, but organisations are recognising more and more than it doesn’t matter who you are, what industry you’re in, the size of your company – none of it matters – any and every company is a target.

In turn, businesses want to pull out all of the stops to protect their intellectual property, their finances, their employees, and more. This could mean anything from investing in new solutions to recruiting for new security-related roles.

However, the latter is easier said than done. Unfortunately, as the threat landscape grows more sophisticated, the cybersecurity skills gap continues to burn an even bigger hole. Of course, you cannot fashion security-versed employees out of the air. Therefore, businesses must think outside the box and explore how to leverage the solutions available to them to make up for the missing personnel.

You came, you SOAR, you conquered

Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) enables the automation of some cybersecurity tasks. In doing so, it frees up time for the current staff to keep spinning the other cybersecurity plates. Not only that, but your team may be quite happy for SOAR to take over the more tedious, repetitive tasks!

Security teams can also leverage SOAR to create a more logical security ecosystem. Within most security environments, staff have to navigate numerous disconnected tools and technologies. SOAR can weave together these processes and, in turn, your workforce can work much more productively. While it does not directly solve the skills shortage, it does enable businesses to do more with less. Also, with automated cyber attacks on the distant horizon, it makes no sense to fight them with manual tasks.

There is a number of great, scalable, and cost-effective solutions that are really easy to implement. Given its capabilities to drive efficiency and productivity, SOAR really is a no-brainer.

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