Robotic process automation (RPA) is the use of software ‘robots’ that can interpret existing work processes and automate them.

The software digitizes repetitive rules-based tasks, and by removing the need for human intervention, speeds up time-consuming activities and reduces errors.

Almost every job contains a range of routine and monotonous tasks, including security jobs.

At SMP, we are developing a security-based RPA offering that will enable organizations to manage the ever-increasing number of security alerts each organization gets each day.  An enterprise sized organization sees ~100,000 alerts daily (financial organizations see 300,000 per day, on average*).

Compound that with a security skills shortage, and there is a real gap in being able to keep up with alerts. Each alert traditionally takes 10+ minutes for a person to investigate. SMP’s digital security workers (RPA) will be able to review an alert in ~2 minutes or less.

Digital Workers
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266 days of exposure:

Average time to identify a data breach was
197 days. Average time to contain a data breach once identified was 69 days**

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Companies that contained a breach in less than 30 days saved over $1 million compared to those that took more than 30 days**.

($3.09 million vs. $4.25 million average total)

Digital Security Workers can help address the top security concerns:

  • Threat detection
  • Skills shortage
  • Tool integration

While still in development, SMP’s Centralized Threat Management solution will leverage existing security solutions (like threat detection and threat hunting solutions) and utilize digital workers (RPA) to enable quicker threat identification.  The digital workers will pull raw data from security logs and instantaneously provide alert triage, investigation and remediation.  These digital workers will then provide only the most critical of incidents for the security team to further investigate. Saving time, money and reputation.

Interested in participating in our Digital Security Workers beta?  Complete the survey here to see if you are a good candidate.

Want to talk about security in general with SMP?  Give us a call at 800-934-4790 or email us to schedule a meeting.

** 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study, Ponemon Institute Sponsored by IBM Security.