Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Cybersecurity's Automation Imperative

Censornet's Richard Walters on the Role of Autonomous Security
Richard Walters, CTO, Censornet

With cybersecurity becoming ever more difficult to monitor and manage, and product and data overload triggering cyber fatigue among cybersecurity professionals, organizations must adopt more autonomous approaches, says Richard Walters of Censornet.

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"Automation - and going beyond automation into autonomous security - is designed to really take away a huge amount of the load off of the human analysts and those in the security team and just allow organizations to one, cope and two, better protect themselves, 24x7," he says.

In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference, Walters discusses:

  • The automation imperative;
  • Autonomous security risks and adoption challenges;
  • The challenge posed by cyber fatigue;
  • Why security solutions have not yet solved the cybersecurity skills shortage.

Walters, CTO at Censornet, is responsible for the company's integrated set of cloud-based security services. He was previously senior vice president of security products at cloud services provider Intermedia and co-founder and CTO at SaaSID Limited, a U.K.-based IDaaS and CASB vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia in 2013. Prior to that. he was CTO of Integralis. He's also worked at such organizations as Digital, Dell and Panasonic.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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