Despite investing in a wide array of cybersecurity tools and the staff required to triage, investigate and resolve security alerts, organizations continue to struggle. Manual incident response processes, insufficient workflows, and difficulty hiring and retaining qualified personnel has left security teams struggling to keep up with an ever-increasing volume of alarms. This is where security automation and orchestration comes in.
Security automation and orchestration delivers the capability to enact automated network, system and application changes based on data driven security analysis. The role of security automation and orchestration is to remove slow, manual analyst intervention from conventional event and threat response processes and replace it with machine-speed decision making and response. This capability coupled with comprehensive data gathering, standardization, workflow analysis and metrics provides organizations with an unprecedented method to easily implement sophisticated defense-in-depth capabilities based on internal and external data sources, such as threat intelligence.