Organizations still use low levels or no automation of key security and incident response tasks
A new study by D3 and SANS shows that automation of cybersecurity responsibilities is still a relatively rare phenomenon, with 59% of organizations having low levels or a complete lack of such automation. Extensive automation of security and incident response tasks only occurs in 5.1% of firms.
Automation is most widespread when it comes to security monitoring and detection (60%), and data protection and monitoring (50%). Major factors influencing business decisions regarding investment in security automation include budget and support from management, the skills required to implement solutions, and the number of skilled employees.