The issue with manual patching it that it is very time consuming and vulnerabilities can be missed due to human error. Organisations can combat these issues by delegating the task to technology.
Without skilled and trained staff to analyse security threats and keep the organisational infrastructure protected, even the best security tools in the world wouldn't be fully effective, making businesses 'sitting ducks' for cyber-criminals.
In the fight against cyber-crime, automation and centralisation enable vulnerability management and incident response teams to dedicate even more resources to acting on intelligence rather than gathering and analysing it.
A manual approach to cyber-defence is no longer sufficient. When technology controls work together and can communicate, IT can let the technology start to make some automated decisions for you explains Steve Mulhearn.
Poor collaboration between network and security teams hits ability to share knowledge quickly and accurately during attacks; Grant Ho says enterprises that continue to rely on manual processes will be more susceptible to attacks.