With enterprises around the globe rapidly undergoing digital transformations, it is safe to say that we are in the midst of a data explosion. For information security teams, however, this ultimately means a greatly increased attack surface with plenty of new assets for cybercriminals to take advantage of. At the same time, we are experiencing an enormous labour shortage in the cybersecurity market, which means that modern security teams are becoming increasingly understaffed and overworked – The sheer number and complexity of modern cyber threats means that security teams often don’t have the time or resources to deal with everything at once.
With this in mind, there is now a need for a security solution that can streamline security operations and free up valuable information security resources. SOAR solves these problems for us by automating security operations in three key areas: Threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and security operations automation.
Here is why Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) is the future of cybersecurity:
Key Advantages of SOAR
In a traditional security system, teams use tools that are useful individually but do not work together. In other words, this leaves security teams to manually piece together the data received from each solution in order to get a clear picture of the situation.
SOAR’s Orchestration, on the other hand, refers to the integration of disparate security tools and getting them all to work together seamlessly, providing a clearer, holistic view of the situation with all the relevant information instantly available. This ultimately frees up valuable time and resources and allows your security team to devote resources to tasks that actually require attention.
The traditional approach to cybersecurity requires that a security analyst investigate and resolve individual incidents manually. This has become unsustainable over time due to the growing number and complexity of security incidents over the years.
SOAR platforms, on the other hand, allow teams to keep up by setting priorities and building workflows for security events that require minimal human effort. Security teams can establish operational norms and policies, which are used as the baseline for dealing with security threats automatically. By leveraging automation, SOAR platforms are able to provide 24/7/365 real-time monitoring, meaning any major security incidents are detected as quickly as possible.
By automating time-consuming security operations tasks, SOAR significantly simplifies the incident and vulnerability prioritization process while simultaneously optimizing the impact of threat and vulnerability intelligence. These provide risk-based, intelligent prioritization of company assets and data to tackle the issues with the biggest impact first.
Since the start, Stratejm has been a huge supporter of SOAR and is proud to be at the forefront of SOAR implementation and management. Over the years, we have developed an extensive library of playbooks and automation that are customed tailored based on your industry.
We have extensive knowledge of implementing SOAR across organizations of all sizes and would love to provide our knowledge and expertise in making SOAR a reality at your organization.
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