6 Signals That You Need SOAR [Infographic]

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The benefits of Security Orchestration, Automation and Response are indisputable. No one can deny the fact that SOAR is THE up-and-coming cyber security solution that fills the most prominent security gaps in almost every organization.

Still, not all organizations feel that they are ripe enough to embrace the boundless benefits of SOAR, even if it’s obvious that they are. How to tell if your organization is mature enough to exploit the perks of SOAR? Read on to find out.

What kind of organizations can benefit the most from SOAR?

Worldwide, SOCs are struggling with too many alerts, not enough skilled security professionals, and their SOC teams are often overwhelmed with huge volumes of work. Not to mention the fact that cyber criminals are using more advanced techniques and are bombarding SOCs with more alerts than they can possibly handle.

Having this in mind, Gartner coined the term SOAR not that long ago with the goal of helping SOC teams drastically improve their workflow processes with the implementation of automation, and enhance their incident response activities with machine learning powers.

Even though SOAR is beneficial for every organization, SOAR is especially recommended for industries that are highly targeted by cyber criminals, such as:

  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Government
  • Telecoms
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities

But even though these are the most commonly targeted organizations, the truth is no one is exempt from vicious cyber attacks, and sooner rather than later, everyone is going to be seeking reinforcement to their cyber security posture.

What types of SOCs can use SOAR’s potential to the fullest?

SOAR is beneficial for every type of organization and every size of SOC. Just like large SOCs, smaller SOCs can unlock the potential of SOAR by using progressive automation to take the load of their understaffed team and automate tedious and repetitive tasks. So, the stereotype that SOAR is recommended only for large corporations is definitely not true.

Bottom line is, every organization can fully utilize SOAR’s perks, regardless of the size and industry.

How to tell if you are mature enough for SOAR

In the infographic below, we have compiled some of the most common telltale signs that will tell if you are ready for SOAR or not quite there.



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