Cybersecurity automation has increased in popularity due to today’s vast need for data collection and storage. Organizations depend on cybersecurity controls to protect their network and safeguard company data. With the evolving threat of cyberattacks, automation has been applied to pinpoint new ways hackers are trying to breach data networks and quickly diffuse these threats. Here’s 6 ways cybersecurity automation should be applied to your organization.

What is Cybersecurity Automation?

Cybersecurity automation minimizes the need for human input where ever possible in your network’s protection. Cybersecurity automation recognizes risks in your network and instantly diffuses the threat. According to a study by Business Wire, 74% of businesses who do not use cybersecurity automation tend to ignore security alerts because their team cannot keep up with the volume of threats. By automating cybersecurity processes, you can focus your energy on improving your business instead of being overwhelmed by threats.

6 Ways Cybersecurity Automation Should Be Used

Network Security

Your network security benefits from cybersecurity automation by finding risks and blocking them without human assistance. Modern data protection is not enough, your network needs a cybersecurity plan that compliments your security automation strategy. You should have a system that aims to actively monitor your network’s security at all times. If you discover gaps in your security infrastructure, consider:

  • Gap Remediation

Patch gaps you find in your network

  • Server Upgrades

Upgrade servers to meet better cybersecurity standards

  • Infrastructure Refresh

Give your infrastructure a needed make-over

Cloud Security

Using a cloud backup provider to back up your data is very common to reduce the threat of lost data. Businesses rely on cloud storage to recover data when faced with a cyberattack. You can implement cloud automation by having data routinely transferred into the cloud. Forget manual backups, automation makes it easy to always have your data secured.

Internet of Things Security

Internet of Things devices tend to attract hackers, leaving anyone who uses these devices vulnerable to cyberattacks. Cybersecurity automation allows your devices to be protected by being scanned regularly for data threats. Connected devices are only increasing in popularity, raising the demand for cybersecurity in IoT devices.

Incident Response

Your business should have a plan in place to respond to a potential security breach in case of an incident. Cybersecurity automation will enact your response plan as soon as a security breach is noticed. The sooner your employees can enact your response plan, the higher the chance of your organization successfully recovering from a data breach.

Attack Simulations

During attack simulations, you are essentially testing your incident response plan. Your goal is to see how well your systems respond to a cybersecurity attack and if your plan can be successfully enacted. Regularly testing your plan ensures a smoother recovery from the unexpected. Automation can be used to regularly test your systems without human assistance, finding potential breaches faster. Some other types of security testing include:

  • Vulnerability testing
  • Penetration testing
  • Active directory auditing

Simulating a cyberattack allows you to discover gaps in your recovery plan and current cybersecurity procedures, better protecting your business from ransomware attacks.

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Stay Secure with Kyber Security

As the cyber threat landscape constantly evolves, your security measures should be one step ahead. Kyber Security has dedicated professionals experienced in protecting your organization from ever increasing cyber threats. We will work tirelessly to keep your company protected from cyber-attacks.