• December 2, 2020

Companies finding it difficult to attract talent to their cybersecurity teams could find some relief in various forms of automation–notably RPA. In a recent study, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of the members of the Information Systems Security Association said the shortage of talented cybersecurity professionals had affected their company. The report said inadequate staffing in cybersecurity departments in a root cause of the rising number of data security incidents organizations are now experiencing.

According to a blog post on Security Boulevard, however, while automating business processes in IT departments via RPA will not eliminate the need for qualified human professionals, it could make the existing members of understaffed cybersecurity departments more productive.

“We are no longer asking the singular question of how we’re managing risk and providing security to our organization,” said Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner, in the post. “We’re now being asked how we’re helping the enterprise realize more value while assessing and managing risk, security, and even safety. The best way to bring value to your organizations today is to leverage automation.”