Automate repetitive tasks for maximum efficiency.
Time is a threat actor’s ally – and a SOC team’s enemy. With more alerts coming in daily than they can possibly address, many security operations teams find themselves leaving many alerts completely untouched simply because they don’t have time to get to them. This is because the actions required to effectively investigate, triage and remediate each alert are repetitive and manual and drain teams of precious time.
Security automation is perfect for addressing these repetitive tasks within the SOC so analysts can use their time more efficiently. Prime candidates for security automation are those activities that involve significant manual work, require rapid response, carry low alert fidelity and/or require involving an end-user. Automating tasks that fit these categories saves tremendous amounts of security analyst time and enables your team to refocus on higher value activities like threat hunting and deep analysis.