In the News: The Critical Role of AI and Automation in Endpoint Management
Published originally on May 30, 2024 by Tony Bradley on Forbes.

 

The threat of cyberattacks looms larger than ever for organizations of all sizes and industries. Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated, exploiting vulnerabilities faster than organizations can patch them. The traditional methods of managing cybersecurity are proving insufficient in the face of this onslaught.

This is where the integration of AI and automation in endpoint and vulnerability management comes into play, offering a robust solution to augment human resources and bolster security postures.

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Industry Perspective

I had a chance to speak recently with Ashley Leonard, CEO of Syxsense about these challenges and how organizations can apply AI to help address the problem. Leonard shared several critical insights he has seen emerge regarding the importance of automating endpoint and vulnerability management.

He emphasized the financial and reputational risks associated with data breaches, pointing out the extensive recovery costs and the negative impact on customer and employee trust​​. In its quarterly filing, UnitedHealth Group cited a financial impact of $872 million resulting from a February attack that temporarily shut down operations. He also highlighted the necessity of continuous patching processes, as the traditional monthly patching cycles are no longer sufficient to keep up with the pace of new vulnerabilities.

“Today it really needs to be a continual process,” declared Leonard. “That’s really where automation in technologies can really help customers because it enables them to be continually monitoring the endpoints for patching security.”

 

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