Security Automation is a Hustle
You’ll never automate your way out of an increasingly complex and adaptive adversarial situation. And indiscriminately throwing bodies at the problem will only make it worse. Defenders need more intelligent, inventive, and creative humans. They need people who can adapt, improvise, and act on their own decisions on the fly. They also have strong communication skills to collaborate across technical and organizational domains. The defender’s OODA loop must be fast and robust, but it must be flexible. The adversary will exploit the rigidity.
There are repetitive tasks that can and should be automated. But the job of the adversary is to disrupt and disorient. Automate the wrong things, and we lose ground. Invest in human beings instead.