What Automated Security Controls Can Be Implemented Through Policy?

Automating as many security controls as possible is the best way to ensure adoption, enforcement, and effectiveness. By far, this is the preferred approach when possible. Automated controls work the same way every time. That means controls are consistently applied and often executed faster than humans can achieve. Human judgment is expensive and inconsistent. You must train individuals to know what to do. Even then, consistency depends on alert individuals who don’t get tired or distracted. Consequently, automated controls are cost efficient for large volumes of work that need to be performed consistently.

Another advantage is reporting and monitoring. Automated controls can ...

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