What Is Hyperautomation? What It Means For Security Teams.

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“Hyperautomation in Security” is listed on the 2023 Gartner Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar. But is it just another buzzword? Let’s find out.

In today’s fast-paced world, businesses are always looking for ways to become more efficient, productive and profitable across every department – including security. The security operations center (SOC) must constantly keep pace with an ever-growing list of threats and alerts to triage.

The advent of security automation has revolutionized the way we work, with machines and software performing tasks that were once the sole domain of humans. However, legacy orchestration and automation tools are not enough in today’s business landscape. Contrary to tech vendor hype, hyperautomation is not a new concept. Gartner first coined the term “hyperautomation” in 2019.So, what is hyperautomation?

Hyperautomation is the outcome of integrating multiple technologies to automate complex business processes. It involves combining Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and other advanced technologies to automate tasks, improve productivity, and enhance customer experiences. Hyperautomation is not about replacing human workers with machines but creating a more efficient and effective workforce wherever possible.

Hyperautomation = a business-driven approach, not a single product.

Don’t be fooled by tech marketers, there is not a single product on the market today that can be independently considered a hyperautomation product. Instead, hyperautomation should be thought of as a business-driven approach to orchestration. This approach is key to the success of using automation to extend automation beyond conventional SOC use cases, to other business units, or to work towards implementing Zero Trust. 

Hyperautomation in security is achieved when advanced security automation strategies combine different technologies to automate complex processes. It involves using AI and ML to analyze data, RPA to carry out routine tasks, and other technologies such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) to enhance the user experience. It is an outcome of having the right processes and technology in place. Hyperautomation is also the byproduct of the integration of multiple automation technologies to create a more comprehensive and flexible approach to automation. 

To achieve hyperautomation, your automation platforms should be scalable and adaptable, which means that it can handle changes in business processes and volumes. It allows businesses to automate more complex processes that were once considered too difficult or time-consuming to automate using regular automation techniques.

Key Capabilities of Hyperautomation

Flexibility, Scalability, Adaptability

Hyperautomation allows businesses to automate processes that were once considered too complex or difficult to automate. It is also scalable, which means it can adapt to changes in business processes and volumes. Hyperautomation is not a one-size-fits-all solution but an outcome of a flexible approach that can be customized to meet the unique needs of each business. Low-code automation technology is a hyperautomation enabler. It strikes the perfect balance between no-code simplicity and robust application development. It offers user-friendly features like drag-and-drop data entry and built-in business logic, allowing you to work at your preferred coding level. SecOps teams who use low-code security automation can easily create tailored workflows for any use case.

Benefits of Hyperautomation

Hyperautomation has several benefits for businesses. It improves efficiency and productivity by automating routine tasks, allowing human workers to focus on more complex tasks that require human skills such as creativity and problem-solving. It also reduces costs and improves ROI by reducing errors and improving accuracy. Hyperautomation improves the accuracy and quality of work, resulting in better customer experiences.

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