Juniper Networks’ new study, The Challenge of Building the Right Security Automation Architecture, conducted with the Ponemon Institute that found that although enterprises understand automation is crucial to addressing the cybersecurity skills shortage and achieving a stronger security posture, the majority are experiencing challenges with determining how, when and where to automate.
By 2021, fighting cybercrime will cost businesses globally more than $6 trillion annually and there will be 3.5 million unfilled security jobs, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Echoing this issue, 57 percent of survey respondents say they are unable to recruit the skilled personnel needed to deploy their security automation tools. As cybercriminals continue to automate attacks without being subject to the same regulations and compliance constraints, organizations are struggling with understaffed security teams, manual processes, disparate systems and complex policies that leave them buried in low value tasks.
“The cybercrime landscape is incredibly vast, organized and automated – cybercriminals have deep pockets and no rules, so they set the bar,” said Amy James, Director of Security Portfolio Marketing at Juniper Networks. “Organizations need to level the playing field. You simply cannot have manual security solutions and expect to successfully battle cybercriminals, much less get ahead of their next moves. Automation is crucial.”