Automation and Orchestration
Two major trends are driving enterprises toward greater security automation across the board. First of all, security is using automation as a way to scale incident response and security analysis to keep up with ever-multiplying threats. Second, as DevOps and continuous delivery of software become de riguer at many organizations, the table stakes for IT automation across the board has risen considerably. This requires security teams to build security controls directly into these automated pipelines and to move at the same automated pace so as not to gum up the works.
According to a recent survey conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Tripwire, 63% of organizations have invested lately in automation of security tasks, and 88% of those who said they haven't have plans in the works. This means security professionals will need to stay up-to-date on the ins and outs of orchestrating all of these automated systems to maintain integrity of controls and maximize efficiency of security operations.
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