73% of IT security teams are understaffed, and CISOs are turning to automation for help
A new report by the Ponemon Institute and DomainTools shows that organizations are increasingly trying to overcome the cybersecurity skills shortage by adopting automation. Almost 3 out of 4 (73%) of organizations are usually dealing with IT security staff shortages due to a lack of qualified candidates. As a result, more and more companies are turning to automation.
Currently, only 29% of firms use automation, but another 38% are set to adopt it within a year and an additional 12% plan to do so within 3 years. The majority (61%) of security professionals are not worried that automation will cause them to lose their jobs, with 65% saying that humans are necessary to perform certain tasks that cannot be carried out through automation, while 51% believe intuition and experience makes humans irreplaceable.