Oracle Cloud Ebook

Intelligent, Automated Security

Reduce Risk.

Navigating the new threat landscape.

The security landscape is evolving more quickly than ever before. As attackers use more-advanced methods and more-sophisticated tactics to infiltrate networks, undermine services, and steal valuable data, enterprises are struggling to keep up. Automated threats—where it’s not a human being sitting behind a console, but rather an automated program running scripts in an attempt to infiltrate your systems—have become ordinary.

Nearly 90 percent of organizations experience data breaches1, 55 percent have experienced one of the two major forms of a phishing attack,2 and 66 percent say cyberattacks have interrupted operations in the past 24 months.3 Organizations find it difficult to deal with the pace and persistence of attackers for the following key reasons:

1 Inadequate perimeter defenses.

Most organizations rely on traditional perimeter defenses to protect the network. But in the mobile-first hybrid-cloud world, the network perimeter has dissolved. So while antivirus and firewalls are still important aspects of any security posture, protecting the network does little to safeguard the data and services that reside in the cloud.


of organizations have security concerns about adopting the cloud


believe traditional security is enough4

2 Alert overload.

Most security operations centers (SOCs) are overwhelmed by intrusion detection systems that issue too many alerts with not enough context. Dealing with so many false positives doesn’t just waste security resources; it can also lead to dangerous alert fatigue, with the risk that genuine attacks could be missed.


of cybersecurity professionals say their top challenge is keeping up with the volume of security alerts


say they ignore a significant number of alerts because of how many they receive5

Cybersecurity professionals use an average of 46 different security tools6

According to a 2016 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study, the average breach at large enterprises costs US$3.62 million and takes 191 days to detect.7 These alarming statistics are partially a result of alerts from so many vendors, products, consoles, and security tools: There is too much noise and not enough actionable insight.

3 Cybersecurity skills shortage.

The difficulty of hiring skilled cybersecurity professionals compounds the problem of alert overload. With too few skilled resources trying to assess too many alerts, many SOCs find themselves chronically understaffed.

The global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 2 million unfilled positions by 20198


of organizations believe less than half of applicants for security jobs are qualified