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Skills Shortage: The Intelligent Application of Force Multipliers

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Many organizations struggle to staff and maintain security operation teams due to a serious shortage of skilled security analysts. The struggle isn’t just about filling open roles; it is equally hard to drive the needed productivity of the resources already in house to make sure the alert that matters doesn’t go unnoticed.

Both new and existing security personnel can’t keep up with the exploding number of alerts and struggle with correlating information generated by disparate tools to understand the full scope of an attack. As a result, time is wasted on manual correlation and analysis, and more experienced analysts on the team have less time to focus on investigating and responding to the advanced incidents that put the organization most at risk.

In fact, 93% of security operation center (SOC) managers are unable to triage all potential threats and are unable to sufficiently investigate 25% of their security alerts.[i] It is no surprise that we continue to see breaches and...(continued)

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