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Automation Plays a Critical Role in Cybersecurity

by | Dec 6, 2019 | MyTek Blog, Security

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Automation is often seen as an unnecessary addition to business. Some people see it as an avoidable replacement of people with machines. But, as a business, your focus should be on getting maximum output from your existing workforce. If you doubt automation and do not adopt it quickly, you cannot have the upper hand compared to your competitors.

The global cost of cybercrime is rising, and it stands at $600 billion in total. Cybercriminals are becoming more frequent in their attacks. Hence, you need to be well-prepared to deal with these security lapses. While automation contributes to most of these attacks, your organization should build a defense mechanism based on automation. 

Let’s see how automation ensures security for your organization.

Data becomes usable information when you process and analyze it. Often, you cannot manually process vast chunks of data. This shortcoming can make your data vulnerable to cybersecurity lapses. 

Every device on your network, starting from servers, work stations, firewalls, to antivirus software, generates usage logs. These logs help you diagnose network problems. But, it becomes challenging for a single person to go through all the data logs at once.

With automation-powered machine learning, you can spot network issues and network them to the IT. This automated system can also be programmed to isolate a device from the rest of the network as soon as you detect a potential problem. In this way, you can prevent the problem from spreading over to the rest of the network.

Automation processes data at a much higher rate that cannot be matched by the efficiency of your employees. Also, it is flexible to change and to learn. Hence, the processing speed of automation is usually unsurpassable.

Who Are the Beneficiaries of Cybersecurity Automation?

Automation can add great value to your business by advancing its IT security. Let’s explore it in detail. 

Predictive Analysis

With data processing and organization, making predictions or drawing conclusions becomes an easy task. With automation, threat capturing can be made more efficient.

Automation Sets Up a Strong Defence

Cybersecurity can be compared to a game of football. Here, with poor defense mechanisms, cybercriminal gets a fair point on the scoreboard. They will get hold of important data, thereby affecting your business operations. 

Cybersecurity helps you defend against threats before cybercriminals can make it far down the field. Automation uses machine learning at rapid processing rates to safeguard your business from threats. 

Easily Detect System Threats

Usually, your IT staff works on-site for eight hours a day, five days a week. Even if a security breach is detected on the weekends, your business must be able to tackle it promptly. If left unattended, it can lead to grave risks.

MyTek, an Arizona IT security firm is your leading local expert in cybersecurity. Implementing automation doesn’t need to be tedious anymore.  Our experts have the expertise to plan and optimize your cybersecurity strategy, so contact us today at 623-312-2440!

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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