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In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, understanding the distinction between traditional security automation and the emergent role of AI is crucial. Both hold the promise of enhancing security postures, but they operate on different levels of the cybersecurity process improvement spectrum. This blog aims to clarify the sometimes-blurry line between these two, focusing on their roles, motivations, challenges, and the transformation they bring to security organizations.

The Spectrum of Automation within Security Processes

Automation in Repeated Tasks

  • Motivation: Accuracy, consistency, efficiency, scalability.
  • Business Value: Cost savings, increased productivity, human resource optimization.
  • Challenges: High initial setup cost and complexity.
  • Example: Enriching indicators of compromise using open-source intelligence.

Blended Processes

  • Motivation: Handling semi-structured environments with partial predictability.
  • Business Value: Advanced decision-making, adaptability, continuous improvement.
  • Challenges: Need extensive training data, complexity in management, foreseeing system limitations.
  • Example: Automated systems triaging alerts, but human investigation required for context-based alerts.

Human Processes

  • Motivation: Managing unstructured environments requiring high cognition and creativity.
  • Business Value: Innovative solutions, personalized interactions, data-driven insights.
  • Challenges: High costs, unpredictability, current technology limitations in mimicking human-like understanding.
  • Example: Investigation processes by security analysts.

Bricklayer – Enhancing Security with AI

Bricklayer leverages generative artificial intelligence (AI) to replicate human-like processes for data retrieval, reasoning, and drawing conclusions. By employing cutting-edge AI technologies, Bricklayer aims to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of cognitive tasks traditionally performed by humans. With Bricklayer you can:

  • Ask questions and receive expertly written and sourced answers from a vast security knowledge base powered by cybersecurity community blogs and articles.
  • Configure Data Stores to leverage your organizational knowledge to deliver analysis and insights as an analyst would provide.
  • Utilize Bricklayer plugins to connect to your existing technology APIs for natural language based question/answer capabilities across your security products.

In cybersecurity, the journey from traditional automation to AI-enhanced processes is marked by increasing complexity and the need for human-like reasoning. The key for businesses is to find the sweet spot where automation supports human efforts, improving efficiency without compromising service quality, while maintaining adaptability and resilience. Tools like Bricklayer signify the next step in this evolution, offering advanced capabilities that transcend the limitations of conventional automation.

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