Cyber security is more relevant now than ever. There have been 4145 reported breaches in security in 2021. The cost of maintaining an effective cyber security system has gone up to 4.24 million, witnessing an increase of 10%. Threats to data privacy are increasing, and protecting sensitive information like financial records and customer data is important.
Organizations everywhere are struggling to keep up with the transformative implementations in the field. What is proving to be more difficult for businesses is to employ the newest technologies and qualified employees. Even though the workforce of cyber security increased by 700,000, there are still approximately 3 million unfilled positions. This shortage in the skilled workforce leads to weaker cyber security measures in place, leaving the data and systems vulnerable to attacks.
Employing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can free up the limited human resources to focus on more pressing security issues. The extent of automation can be directly equated to the decrease in cost associated with alleviating risk. If cyber security processes are fully automated, companies can expect to witness a cost reduction due to a security breach by 59%.
How Can RPA Enhance Cyber Security?
- Reduce Human Error
Including humans in a cybersecurity system renders it vulnerable. Security flaws are frequently the result of activities that are ostensibly easy and avoidable, like improper server or security configuration. Additionally, a lot of hackers use identity spoofing to obtain illegal access to systems, networks, and databases. RPA technologies automate a dull and potentially risky set of tasks by removing those duties from the already overworked information security experts. RPA bots significantly lower attacks while ensuring that the data reaches where it was intended to go.
- Immediate Action
It is estimated that one cyber attack occurs every 39 seconds. This rate of attack is only possible if hackers are also using automation to reveal vulnerabilities for them to exploit. RPA can carefully monitor the system and immediately act in case of a breach.
- Effective Authentication
Tampering with secure access privileges is becoming more common. By giving bots temporary privileges that can later be verified with automated, two-factor authentication, security is improved in a highly effective, dependable way.
- Monitor and Predict Threats
Machine learning algorithms enable RPA bots that leverage artificial intelligence is more capable of identifying threats than people. This is possible because the bots learn from the actions of employees. RPA bots are therefore better at identifying threatening behavior across any number of systems.
- Integrate the Legacy Systems
Companies frequently combine outdated systems with modern ones, which frequently leaves security gaps. It is much simpler for hackers to access one system when older systems are not updated in real time. RPA can safely expand integrations across multiple systems. AI-powered bots can identify and close gaps even before an attack occurs.