Federal agencies are increasingly adopting low-code security automation platforms to comply with the U.S.  government’s Memorandum M-22-09 and the recent executive order on cybersecurity. These platforms , known as Security Orchestration , Automation    , and Response (SOAR) technology    , enable agencies to implement a zero-trust approach to security and address security automation requirements without relying heavily on coding skills.
About 64% of federal agencies are opting for low-code security automation to meet the criteria for a Zero Trust architecture . This approach allows agencies to proactively monitor for vulnerabilities and anomalous activity , overcome cybersecurity talent gaps , and improve time management and productivity . However, federal agencies have found that no-code solutions lack support for cloud or hybrid environments  , as well as important reporting and case management features   . Despite this, adopting SOAR does not require agencies to abandon their existing cybersecurity approach , but rather augments the capabilities of existing analysts . Federal agencies recognize the significance of security tools in managing the increasing volume of security alerts and view SOAR as a crucial element in helping them adopt the zero-trust security model. A report by Swimlane highlights the challenges faced by federal agencies in filling security team positions and emphasizes the importance of technology in addressing evolving cybersecurity challenges .
The adoption of low-code security automation platforms has significant impacts on federal agencies’ ability to comply with cybersecurity requirements. It allows them to implement a zero-trust approach, enhance monitoring capabilities, and address talent gaps. However, limitations in no-code solutions for cloud and hybrid environments  , as well as reporting and case management features  , need to be addressed. Despite these challenges, adopting SOAR technology does not require agencies to completely overhaul their existing cybersecurity approach. Instead, it enhances the capabilities of existing analysts . Federal agencies recognize the importance of technology in managing the increasing volume of security alerts and view SOAR as a crucial tool in adopting the zero-trust security model. Moving forward, addressing the limitations of no-code solutions and further integrating SOAR technology will be key in effectively managing evolving cybersecurity challenges.