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This Month’s Featured Content – August

 

Is Your Organization Mature Enough for SOAR?

Security orchestration, automation and response tools enable organizations that have an appropriate level of preparation in their email security and other  operations increase efficiency and consistency. Security and risk management leaders must prepare adequately to ensure value from such tools.

Key Findings
  • Security teams that do not have well-developed security operations processes and internal development skills waste valuable security budgets trying to deploy and integrate a SOAR tool.
  • Despite out-of-the-box capabilities, SOAR playbooks, scenarios and integrations cannot be used effectively without customization.
  • Compatibility with existing investments is essential for an organization to take full advantage of the suite of capabilities that a SOAR tool can provide.
  • Unlike a robotized production line, SOAR is not a replacement for core roles. Rather, it augments established processes to make them more efficient.
Recommendations

Security and risk management leaders considering a purchase of SOAR solutions for their security operations should:

  • Target inefficient but effective internal processes within current security operations to assess whether automating these processes will provide a defined benefit from a SOAR tool.
  • Involve teams outside of security such as infrastructure and network operations in the decision to acquire and implement a SOAR tool, by reviewing all potentially eligible processes and compatibility with existing technology investments to identify the right candidates for automation.
  • Engage internal development teams or identify the required programming skill sets within the organization to ensure that the SOAR product can be fully leveraged.

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Is Your Organization Mature Enough for SOAR?

Security orchestration, automation and response tools enable organizations that have an appropriate level of preparation in their security operations processes to increase efficiency and consistency. Security and risk management leaders must prepare adequately to ensure value from such tools.

Key Findings
  • Security teams that do not have well-developed security operations processes and internal development skills waste valuable security budgets trying to deploy and integrate a SOAR tool.
  • Despite out-of-the-box capabilities, SOAR playbooks, scenarios and integrations cannot be used effectively without customization.
  • Compatibility with existing investments is essential for an organization to take full advantage of the suite of capabilities that a SOAR tool can provide.
  • Unlike a robotized production line, SOAR is not a replacement for core roles. Rather, it augments established processes to make them more efficient.

 

Recommendations

Security and risk management leaders considering a purchase of SOAR solutions for their security operations should:

  • Target inefficient but effective internal processes within current security operations to assess whether automating these processes will provide a defined benefit from a SOAR tool.
  • Involve teams outside of security such as infrastructure and network operations in the decision to acquire and implement a SOAR tool, by reviewing all potentially eligible processes and compatibility with existing technology investments to identify the right candidates for automation.
  • Engage internal development teams or identify the required programming skill sets within the organization to ensure that the SOAR product can be fully leveraged.

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