Automating processes can have drawbacks – there are unique cybersecurity requirements businesses must consider before widely implementing these systems. That’s the reason cybersecurity must become an essential investment for businesses that rely heavily on automation or that plan to adopt these systems in the future.
In turn, cybersecurity professionals can also benefit from the automation of rote work in a few ways. For example, a team may automate incident response, data management and app security. It may also use automation to simulate attacks and perform penetration testing on their defenses.
RPA tools and more advanced automation solutions that leverage AI may help the team automate rote work. This may even help businesses manage the higher cybersecurity workload that can come with automation elsewhere in the company.
Highly skilled workers that are left to complete the same repetitive tasks may become disengaged or even begin to burn out at work. Many cybersecurity professionals already work long hours due to the growing talent gap. Repetitious work could accelerate their field’s burnout crisis and have a detrimental impact on an organization’s cybersecurity posture.
Disengaged cybersecurity professionals are also likely to become less productive and attentive—meaning they may miss unusual security events or vulnerabilities that they would typically catch. Automation can improve company safety directly and indirectly by helping employees perform their essential tasks more effectively.