Some amazing stats in here (free to download just register your email). I literally want to copy and paste half the report here, but that’s probably bad manners to the authors.
Gartner predicted 15% would use SOAR by 2020 but Ponemon survey finds
that 46% “expect to use it in the next six to 12 months” (I accept not all automation is SOAR, but this is a security conversation, so it maybe it should be).
“[…] Unfortunately improvements in staffing are not happening.”
I’ve written before that SOAR won’t necessarily replace half your team (though it can lead to reduced workload) and that’s mirrored by the audience, though I didn’t expect people to expect an increase:
- 23% say “Automation will reduce the headcount of our IT security function”
- Whilst 44% say “Automation will increase the need to hire people with more advanced technical skills”
Two of the main reasons AI (which as we all know is really ML) is needed is to replace human error and improve 24/7 monitoring and response.
There are many fundamental values SOAR can do, which I’m surprised the report didn’t look into, but maybe that’s a different report in the future?
Anyways, great report, lots I didn’t cover, go read it!