Forrester Report
Reduce Risk And Improve Security Through Infrastructure Automation
“The Bad Guys Use Automation – Fight Fire With Fire”

"Wait and See” is a terrible security strategy. It can be tempting to continue the infrastructure and operations (I&O) and security and risk processes that have seemingly worked for years. However, doing so puts your business and customers at severe risk. Automation is a profoundly effective movement that will revolutionize I&O professionals’ work.


Why read this report

Today's security initiatives are impossible to execute manually. As infrastructure-as-code (IAC), edge computing, and internet-of-things (IoT) solutions proliferate, organizations must leverage automation to protect their business technology strategies.

To do this, the traditionally distinct silos of infrastructure and operations (I&O) and security professionals must fuse their talents to deliver efficient risk management and compliance throughout the entire solution stack - with unprecedented speed, agility, and dependability.

This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
 
 
 

 

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Key Takeaways

  • Automation has driven an I&O role shift on security
  • Align to the security and risk landscape
  • Leverage DevOps tools and processes to secure infrastructure and reduce risk

I&O and Security professionals
can't afford to wait!

Organizations must leverage what’s available today. Automation tools provide a level of standardization across environments that was previously unachievable manually. With increasingly software-defined infrastructure, they enable consistency throughout the entire stack, ensuring that applications and systems update in tandem. Alongside process change, this results in better compliance and faster, automated responses to potential security issues. This report is a must read for I&O and security professionals looking to get ahead in the cyber security game.