Most UK companies are looking to increase their cybersecurity automation in the coming year despite a lack of confidence in the results of the automation.

Indeed, a ThreatQuotient study found that 98% of organizations plan to automate their security systems so they can mitigate growing cyber threats while encouraging a hybrid work environment. Most security professionals reported having automated to some extent and 40% reported having automated between 51% and 100% of their processes.

This drive for automation is driven by the need to improve or maintain safety standards and improve efficiency and productivity. With 92% of organizations having experienced IT security automation issues, taking the necessary steps to avoid security issues is critical.

However, technology is one of the challenges holding businesses back from embracing IT security automation, closely followed by a lack of skills, lack of confidence in results, and budget issues. 31% of companies do not want to automate more complex tasks. So, for security automation to be adopted more openly, well-defined manual processes need to be in place.

50% of organizations are starting to implement automated threat intelligence processing, and 98% are expected to further automate their security domain over the next year.


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