My colleague Doug Cahill and I spend a lot of time thinking about security operations and analytics these days. Why? Enterprise organizations are under constant attack from increasingly sophisticated cyber-adversaries so they need better situational awareness about their security posture at all times.
Unfortunately, many organizations aren’t doing a very good job in this area. Many anchor security operations to an amalgam of point tools that don’t interoperate. Security operations often depend upon manual processes and the wisdom of a few key employees. And let’s not forget that when it comes to cybersecurity, many organizations remain understaffed and lacking the right skills. ESG research from earlier this year indicates that 45% of organizations say they have a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills today.
Just how bad are these problems and what can be done to address them? Doug and I will discuss these and other security operations topics in an upcoming webinar in July.
The webinar will be based upon the results of a recent ESG research project and survey of 412 cybersecurity and IT professionals based in North America and Europe. We plan to cover a wide range of topics including current challenges, security technology consolidation, process automation and orchestration, the role of artificial intelligence, and the role of threat intelligence. We will also provide an overview of ESG's security operations and analytics platform architecture (SOAPA) and describe how it aligns with enterprise security requirements.
The webinar is intended for an IT and cybersecurity professional audience.
Please join us then!