How Automation and Orchestration Can Help Bridge the IT Security Skills Gap


The IT security skills shortage continues to widen, making it even harder for enterprises to maintain their defenses in the face of increasingly complex threats to a continually expanding attack surface. With open IT security positions numbering in the millions worldwide, and enterprises seeing an increase in the number of those positions as turnover occurs, greater levels of automation and better integration of security tools becomes all the more important. In fact, the level of automation and integration designed into security tools have become much more important selection criteria when security teams are looking to add new or replace existing security tools. But given the depth of the shortage, can it make a difference?

EMA recently surveyed IT and IT security respondents to better understand how the shortage impacts organizations and what automation can do to help alleviate the side effects of the shortage. Join Paula Musich, a research director in the IT security and risk management practice at leading IT research firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), for a webinar that will explore the results of this study.

Attend and discover:

  • Which types of security technologies deliver the greatest productivity boost
  • What activities offer the greatest productivity boost when they are automated
  • What additional benefits does automation deliver
  • What are security practitioners comfort levels when it comes to fully automating tasks


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Paula Musich
Research Director, EMA