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CYBERS 23.11.2023

Welcome to the exciting world of cybersecurity automation! In a recent KüberCAST episode, we had the pleasure of hosting Fredrik Ødegårdstuen from, a seasoned expert in security automation and SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response). In this blog post, we’ll dissect the key insights from the episode, exploring the security automation, and why it’s becoming an integral part of the cybersecurity landscape.

Defining Security Automation: Beyond Buzzwords

Fredrik shed light on the intersection of security and automation. He emphasized that security automation isn’t just another buzzword; rather, it’s about leveraging existing tools and capabilities in security, streamlining processes, and making the life of a security analyst more efficient.

Ronnie and Siim raised the question – how security automation differs from other security solutions? Fredrik explained that it’s not about introducing new tools; instead, it’s about utilizing existing information from tools like EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response), SIEMs (Security Information and Event Management), and more. The magic lies in connecting these tools to create actionable insights for security analysts. Automation is about making existing processes more efficient, not just creating more processes and tools.

Fredrik brings a tangible example to demystify security automation by spotlighting the use case of email automation in phishing detection. Starting with simpler tasks and gradually progressing to more complex ones, gradually maturing, and avoiding the common mistake of rushing into full automation without a strategic plan. He outlines how organizations could enhance their security posture by automating routine processes and responses.

That brings us to the next question – how to address the maturity in security automation?

Fredrik highlighted the absence of industry standards and emphasized the need for a continuous, development-oriented approach. He outlined a framework focused on key tools like case management, asset management, threat intelligence, and communication channels, providing organizations with a roadmap for assessing their readiness for security automation.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Cybersecurity Automation

In closing, the conversation shifted to the future of cybersecurity automation. Fredrik dismissed the notion of simplifying security and predicted that the landscape would become more complex over time. However, he expressed optimism in the ability to abstract this complexity through community-driven initiatives, open-source collaboration, and incentivizing innovation.

As we wrap up this journey through the KüberCAST episode on security automation, one thing is clear – the future of cybersecurity is dynamic and ever-evolving. Organizations that embrace the principles of security automation, focus on continuous development, and harness the power of community collaboration will be better equipped to navigate the complexities of the digital landscape.

Listen to this episode here > #24 The road of security automation.



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