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Spend on Security

Is your organization underspending on information security? If you’re like most, spending on information security lags far behind other priorities. Only during the past few years has spend on information security started to increase, but it still lags behind. In this Research Report, Wellington summarizes findings from research conducted with thousands of organizations to highlight

Bots Change Security

Security for the enterprise is in a transition, from the era of on-premises products and managed services, to an era where security bots - using robotic process automation - will automate many task-oriented activities of security. This includes many of the tedious day-to-day operations and tasks associated with end-point protections, firewalls, intrusion detection, email content filtering, web-application security testing, and vulnerability scanning among many others that will be handled by security Bots.

Not limited to defend, detect, respond and recover; security Bots will be used to automate process that identify and protect as well, The reason? It's far more accurate, consistent and less expensive for security bots to enumerate assets, flag inconsistencies, and rectify or remediate issues; with less, little, and eventually no human intervention.

There seems little to stop their adoption, and many compelling reasons to use them. They are cheaper to use than humans. Their use resolves an age-old conflict of interest between IT operations that is rewarded for keeping services running at all times, security be danged. Security on the other hand focuses on risk, and is rewarded to scream FIRE to save assets, lives and livelihoods. The use of security bots also resolves an issue of who controls them, or their use should at least. But their uses are not without some drawbacks.

Some claim the use of security bots have drawbacks include operational glitches, heightened risks, and the loss of jobs.

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