Posts tagged Automation and Orchestration

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Automate to Accelerate: Introducing Security Orchestration and Automation on the Rapid7 Insight Platform

Rapid7 is proud to officially announce orchestration and automation on our Insight platform, with automation taking shape in a number of existing products and our new SOAR offering, Rapid7 InsightConnect.

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Accelerate Incident Response with Security Orchestration and Automation

Security orchestration and automation can be a saving grace in security for many resource-strapped or highly targeted companies.

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Building a Tech Stack to Enable Security Orchestration and Automation

In this blog post, we explore how to plan for security orchestration and automation while building out your technology stack. Learn more.

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How Security Automation Helps You Work Smarter and Improve Accuracy

Many of us, across many different industries, have to make decisions amidst a multitude of different input and alerts. Wherever possible, automating certain responsibilities can aid tremendously in reducing the manual workload, helping us cut down on human error and make better decisions. Take the aviation industry, where autopilot technology helped alleviate some of the elongated, mentally taxing tasks (such as fighting turbulence while flying the plane by hand for hours on end). In this case,

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Do You Need Coding Resources on Your Security Team?

Often when security teams think about security automation [/2017/05/18/security-automation/], they worry they don’t have the coding capabilities needed to create, implement, and maintain it. Pulling development resources from the IT team or engineering department can take time; backlogs are long, and revenue-generating projects tend to take priority. Another option is to hire an IT consultant, but this can be pricey and may not be sustainable long-term. Instead, some security teams try to find

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In Our Customers’ Words: Why Mastering Application Security Basics Matters

In a recent conversation with a Rapid7 application security customer, I was reminded how much of a security practitioner’s day can be consumed by troubleshooting buggy tools and manually executing the same tasks over and over again (needlessly, may I add). As much as we’d like to think that security professionals’ time is being efficiently utilized, oftentimes inadequate tools, a lack of automation, and organizational silos impede SecOps-driven [https://www.rapid7.com/solutions/secops/] progress

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Top Three Questions to ask Security Orchestration and Automation Vendors

If you’ve been in cybersecurity for some time, you’ve likely heard about the many benefits of security orchestration and automation [https://www.rapid7.com/solutions/security-orchestration-and-automation/]: time saved, costs reduced, risk exposure mitigated ... the list goes on. And as this popular technology proliferates across our industry, you have more options than ever before when it comes to choosing a security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) solution. It’s important to not

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How Security Orchestration and Automation Will Unite Infosec

After working in the security industry for 15 years, one of the consistent themes I’ve observed is how teams struggle with balancing the increasing amount of work they have to do, without an increase in resources to accomplish their goals. But there’s another, less obvious problem that I like to refer to as a different kind of SaaS: “security as a silo.” It should be no surprise that large organizations frequently struggle with silos that create friction and miscommunication—barriers that get i

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Incorporating Automated Actions Into Your Vulnerability Management Process

In today’s security climate, we all want to know that our data is as current as possible. Often, customers will increase their vulnerability scanning [https://www.rapid7.com/fundamentals/vulnerability-management-and-scanning/] frequency to weekly or even daily to meet the needs of an ever-changing environment. However, this requires a lot of resources and generates tons of data while making it difficult to identify only what has changed. This is exactly why we developed automated actions withi

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2017 Security Careers Highlights: Roles and Responsibilities in Demand

The demand for security professionals today is higher than it’s ever been before. It’s a hot field to be in, considering how fast technology is advancing, companies are digitizing, and threats are proliferating. 2017 paved the way for massive growth in the security field, so let’s take a look at where the hotspots are and why now is the time to get into security, if you’re not already. Why Security? Why Now? Cybersecurity Ventures [https://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-market-report/]

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How to Securely Handle a Lost or Stolen Device: A Practical Workflow

It’s 10pm and you receive an email from a teammate that their laptop was stolen at a local networking event. You learn that not only was their computer unlocked, but they were logged into their company email and Salesforce accounts at the time the device was stolen. Devices like laptops and phones hold a lot more value than the technology itself. Everything from customer data to company files and account logins are stored and easily accessible on these devices, making them easy targets for data

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Security Career Paths: Common and Unique Roles

Security is one of the most in-demand roles today. According to recent numbers [https://www.csoonline.com/article/2953258/it-careers/cybersecurity-job-market-figures-2015-to-2019-indicate-severe-workforce-shortage.html] , the demand for security workers is expected to grow to 6 million worldwide by 2019. So how do you get into or grow your career in security? What makes security so interesting is the many directions you can take — traditional or not. This post will walk you through how to build

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Why Security Teams Should Embrace (Not Fear) Automation

It’s not the coming of the apocalypse. It’s not the end of the security profession. And it’s certainly not a bad thing. We’re talking about the rise of automation. As security threats become a bigger part of the day-to-day concerns at all types of organizations, bringing in machines has become necessary to keep up. In fact, security automation can help you become even more valuable as an employee. Being at the heart of the security orchestration and automation [https://www.rapid7.com/solutions/s

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Everything You Need to Know About Building a Career in Security

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in security? Or have you already started one, and you’re wondering what it will take to get to the next level? Perhaps you have been in the security field for a long time, and it’s starting to feel a little stale? Regardless of where you are in your journey, we’ve put together a helpful guide full of valuable information and real-world anecdotes about what it means to pursue this dynamic and challenging vocation. Free eBook: Defining Your Career Path as

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SOC Series: How to Choose the Right Skills for Your SOC

Do you have the right mix of skills in your security operations center (SOC)? Whether your SOC is brand new or has been around for years, you need to be sure it’s built to meet the demands of today’s complex security landscape. In this post, we’ll define the most important skills any SOC should have today so you can be sure to have the right mix of people to safeguard your business. Effective Team and Communication Skills Regardless of the role,everySOC team member must have good teamwork and