In a job market where employee retention is becoming challenging, and the cost of turnover in security teams is significant, using automation to make life more satisfying for specialized teams is paramount. Against this, ThreatQuotient enables through ThreatQ that repetitive, low-risk and time-consuming tasks are automated, while professionals handle irregular investigations. “By enabling automation to take the burden of manual tasks From time-consuming supervision, identification, triage and prioritization, analysts can focus on more rewarding and higher-value activities,” says Eutimio Fernández, Managing Director of ThreatQuotient for Spain.
But what exactly are the top tasks cybersecurity professionals need to focus on to achieve positive ROI from automation? Among them are: Spear phishing emails. They contain a lot of hidden information that is useful for understanding the scope and nature of the threat, but extracting and correlating that information is difficult and time consuming. The ThreatQ platform simplifies and automates the process of analyzing spear phishing emails for better prevention and response.
How to achieve a positive ROI thanks to cybersecurity automation
Alert volume. Over 50% of SOC and IT security managers feel their team is overwhelmed by the volume of alerts. ThreatQ leverages automation to help meet this challenge, enabling teams to manage alert triage more effectively. Through scoring and prioritization based on parameters set by the security team, the platform automatically reduces the number of false positives and improves the quality of alerts.The importance of the human factor when measuring ROI. Along with the benefits of productivity, efficiency and security, automation is undoubtedly an equally important benefit for the well-being of security-savvy employees. For this reason, when determining the return on investment, we must include qualitative factors such as the satisfaction and retention of security-expert employees, even more so when it is a difficult-to-replace workforce. In fact, qualitative factors related to resource management and employee satisfaction are used more often than quantitative metrics to assess the ROI of automation programs.