Cybersecurity Automation and Integration is keyword for what moving for next decade. After few decade of IT evolution, from IT security to modern cyber security, from traditional vulnerability management, like assess and determine vulnerability and likely risk for IT asset (such as networks, end points, application) to modern cyber exposure management, to advise likely cyber risk exposure to modern asset (such as container, IoT, clouds).
The trend is moving toward cybersecurity automation, leverage modern technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL) and Big data, as well as Smart Spaces (Modern Workplace).
Modern technology make us no just possess real time capability to detect, but respond. Just like how the mega trend impact for the rest of the sectors, we can expect cybersecurity automation lower the manpower overhead. Existing cybersecurity center or security operation center (SOC) will expand less head count or expand the role and functionality. You just observed how the manufacturing sector labor workforce is replace by robotics assembly line, fintech impact on the banking and financial sectors. With this trend, we may expect to see majority of workforce who is working for cybersecurity sector, expect to shift to other sectors. But for those who are remain in the industry, is obviously perform value added works, such as capable to formulate and programming cybersecurity automation to handle routine cybersecurity continuous data feed, information, alert, response, defense, protection.
Because for the new shift, we will expect for expand of the traditional roles for those who in cybersecurity industry. For instance, the officer previously only handle network security, expect to handle system security, application security, wireless and cloud security. Depend on nature of how the work is divide in the past, now the job will broader to cover vulnerability assessment, cybersecurity testing, cybersecurity monitoring, incident response and digital forensics.
Cybersecurity Integration among all the interrelated system to simplify or normalisation all sources of the data and information, so it can correlated and make automated decision, such as unusual incident and make report to cybersecurity officer to take timely decision and action (that really require human input and intervention). Due to nature of each product may require different product expertise and unique competency, it hard for single company to provide all the system and services, unless compromised in certain functionality and feature, or acquired another company to own new competency their never possess before (whether or not they can digest the new product and make synergy impact or not is another matter). Because of this, cybersecurity integration best-in-class product continue to be one of the popular mean for marketplace to implement their cybersecurity defence infrastructure and architecture.
Another mega trend is impact beyond cybersecurity, as technology automation and integration allow digital transformation (DT) change how the existing work to be perform and deliver. A new form of hybrid or new Center of Excellence (CoE), bring together no just cybersecurity, but also under domain to form a new way for managing infrastructure will also transform existing cybersecurity automation and integration. A think out of box approach is explore by various company across the globe.
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