Key features of Security Automation and Orchestration in Cybersecurity

Published Date

September 12, 2018


2 minutes

Written By

Madhushree Bharati

To faster cybersecurity processes, today most security teams are moving towards Security Automation and Orchestration. If you have ever assessed cyber incidents response time (IRT) platforms, you have certainly felt the buzz of SAO. And when SAO is practiced correctly, IRT can be considerably reduced.

  • Security Automation – It is the automatic management of a security job in a machine-based application that would else be done physically by a cybersecurity analyst.
  • Security Orchestration – It is the integration of cybersecurity applications and processes with each other.

Why do analysts need Security Automation and Orchestration?

Cybersecurity professionals need to perform a lot of security tasks repeatedly. With repeated tasks, security analysts struggle, resulting to a lot of skip of threat information. SAO automates security tasks, saves a lot of time, thus helping analysts aggressively search cyber threats.

Why SAO?

SAO makes Security Smarter, Faster and Stronger. Some of its benefits are:

  • Saves time
  • Increases efficiency
  • Prioritizes security events
  • Speeds up response time

Some use cases of SAO are:

  • Phishing investigations
  • SIEM Triage
  • Threat Hunting
  • Insider Threat Detection
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Background Verification
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Blocking of indicators
  • Malware analysis
  • Indicator enrichment
  • Case management

Why Choose Us?

Hopefully by now, you know what measures you need to check to choose your Security Automation and Orchestration vendor. At ACL Digital, we deliver you unprecedented security operational efficiency and automate the execution of actions and response plans across enterprise IT assets.

About the Author

Madhushree Bharati

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