UK companies to increase their IT security automation processes

Most UK companies are looking to increase the automation of their cybersecurity over the coming year despite a lack of trust in automation’s outcomes.

Indeed, a study from ThreatQuotient found out that 98% of companies are planning to automate their security systems to be able to mitigate the growing cyber threats all the while encouraging a hybrid work environment. Most security professionals stated to have automated to some extent and another 40% noted they have automated between 51 and 100% of their processes.

This drive for automation is explained by the need to improve or maintain security standards and improve efficiency and productivity. With 92% of organisations having experienced IT security automation issues, it is vital to take the necessary measures to avoid security problems.

However, technology is one of the challenges preventing companies from adopting IT security automation, followed closely by a lack of skills, a lack of trust in the outcomes, and budget issues. 31% of enterprises do not want to have automation for more complex tasks. Thus, for security automation to be adopted more openly, there need to be well-defined manual processes in place.

50% of organisations are starting to implement automated threat intelligence processing, and 98% are expected to automate more of their security estate in the next year.


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