Autonomous IT has been hotly anticipated for years. From self-driving cars to security tools that will identify and address a cyber threat, artificial intelligence (AI) is the driving technology. AI development has advanced, approaching the critical difference between a self-driving car that can identify an obstacle in the road and one that will change lanes in anticipation of that obstacle.
These kinds of advances significantly impact the ability to apply AI to enterprise security to create a more fully autonomous IT environment. An autonomous security tool is able to learn behaviors and develop a baseline in order to identify an anomaly, then distinguish the anomaly from an actual threat and finally isolate and address the threat. The security team is only notified once the threat has been mitigated.
Here are four benefits that enterprises will see with the growth of autonomous IT:
Scaled Security: Autonomous tools will allow enterprises to deploy their large IT environments and maintain them at scale. The number of devices connected to the internet is expected to explode in the next decade, creating more challenges for security teams. Autonomy will introduce speed and efficiency, as well as consistency in applying priorities and policies across the enterprise.
Closing the Talent Gap: AI security tools allow enterprises to free up their cyber security teams for more complex tasks and those critical for improving processes. Autonomous IT will increasingly handle configuration, patching, and management of the underlying software and hardware for enterprise systems. IT professionals will find themselves more focused on strategic projects. In addition, automation eliminates the possibility of human errors that are the source of many cyber security threats.
Move From a Reactionary Position: Currently security teams are spending a lot of time addressing threats, sometimes spending weeks or even months to remedy a breach. As autonomous tools are able to handle more of the analysis of data and traffic, security teams will be freed from logs and reporting. Instead, they’ll be able to look at the higher-level, complex analytics that provide context around security issues. They’ll be able to address threats from a policy and priority approach that reduces the number of situations they’re forced to react to and address.
Fewer Inside Threats: The misuse of access to steal or manipulate corporate information is one of the more challenging aspects of IT security. This type of attack generally utilizes root access to systems that are intended to support IT administration at the most basic level of management. When IT becomes more autonomous, fewer people need this type of access, and the potential for abuse is reduced.Whether your IT team is looking to reduce the amount of time spent on monitoring, or you would like to reduce the number of people requiring access to administrative systems, autonomous IT solutions provide the answer. Contact us at AMD Communication for more information.