In today’s high-risk cyber environment, it is extremely vital to respond to security incidents in real-time. Security orchestration and security automation are often used interchangeably within an IT ecosystem, despite serving different purposes to achieve this.
Security automation vs. security orchestration
Security automation is the process of setting up a security task or operation to run without human intervention. Some tasks, especially those that need a human decision, are semi-automated. Orchestration, on the other hand, means the utilization of multiple automated processes within a single or more platform.
As such, multiple semi-automated and fully automated security operations enable orchestration, and this automatically executes complex workflows and processes. Orchestration allows optimization and streamlining of repeatable processes, thus ensuring correct task execution.
Security automation and orchestration has become mandatory
As cyber-attacks become more intelligent and complex, automating and orchestrating security functions has become a necessity due to the following benefits: