- Over 70% of advanced Security Operations Centres (SOCs) use human-machine teaming to close cybersecurity investigations in about a week, sometimes less than that, according to a McAfee report released at the Blackhat security conference Wednesday. Of the most advanced organizations, 37% closed threat investigations in less than 24 hours.
- Better automation and threat hunting procedures would better facilitate leading capabilities, according to 68% of respondents. The report also found that the most successful cybersecurity teams automate threat investigation and allocate about 50% more time to threat hunting.
- McAfee also announced updates to its portfolio designed to bring advanced machine learning to organizations' security infrastructure and revealed an independent OpenDXL.com to give developers a source portal for collaboration and security intelligence.
McAfee is all about combining human efforts with technology to combat the deluge of threats faced by enterprise cybersecurity teams, and says an intelligent security platform that leverages machine learning and automation are crucial.
Earlier this month, Steve Grobman, chief technology officer at McAfee, said the best future cyberdefense model will combine AI and humans and that AI and machine learning should be used to aid human cybersecurity workers rather than attempt to replace them.
The use of AI could also aid the current cybersecurity talent shortage and allow human workers to focus on more challenging tasks while machines handle the basic blocking and tackling.
McAfee continues the trend toward leveraging AI for cybersecurity. In February, IBM announced Watson for Cyber Security, which will deploy Watson's AI capabilities to help companies improve cybersecurity efforts and make suggestions on the best response.