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HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) HELPS BRIDGE THE CYBERSECURITY SKILLS GAP
The widespread shortage of skilled security operations and threat intelligence resources in security operations centers (SOCs) leaves many organizations open to the increased risk of a security incident. That’s because they are unable to effectively investigate all discovered, potentially malicious behaviors in their environment in a thorough and repeatable way. According to ESG, two-thirds of security professionals believe the cybersecurity skills gap has led to an increased workload for existing staff. “Since organizations don’t have enough people, they simply pile more work onto those that they have,” wrote ESG Senior Principal Analyst Jon Oltsik. “This leads to human error, misalignment of tasks to skills, and employee burnout.” Security teams need to effectively prioritize and streamline workloads to focus on what’s most important first. But how can organizations quickly identify and investigate threats when they are already struggling as a result of the widespread shortage of security skills? They face numerous challenges, including delayed remediation efforts as a result of the sheer volume of alerts and false positives; tedious and time-consuming investigation processes that involve using a variety of systems and tools to detect, investigate and escalate threats; overwhelmed and overutilized SOC analysts; ever-increasing data volumes as IT infrastructure become more diverse; and unresolved security threats. READ MORE