A new study commissioned by Seemplicity and conducted by Dark Reading reveals the challenges faced by security professionals in coordinating remediation activities   . This study highlights the time-consuming and inefficient manual processes involved in deduplication , prioritization    , and routing of issues within an organization. It also sheds light on the lengthy remediation times consistently measured in weeks rather than days, as well as the struggle to locate the correct fixer and verify fixes.
The study found that remediating risks from various security scanning tools is a tedious and labor-intensive process for security professionals  . It involves deduplication  , prioritization    , and routing of issues to the appropriate person within the organization  . These steps are time-consuming and can be a burden on already resource-strapped security teams . The research emphasizes the need for more efficient remediation processes  , as organizations managing 3 to 5 security tools experience complexity and slower remediation times    . It takes nearly 4 weeks to remediate critical security risks    . Additionally, almost half of security professionals struggle to locate the correct fixer and verify fixes  . The study suggests that automating risk reduction workflows and employing automation technology can improve efficiency and performance  , allowing security teams to focus on strategic initiatives . It also highlights the importance of acknowledging the complexity of remediation and ensuring specific security knowledge in the remediation workflow.
The study provides insights into the obstacles faced by security professionals and offers recommendations for improving efficiency and reducing risk in the remediation process . It emphasizes the need for more efficient remediation processes to allow security professionals to focus on proactive security tasks. Automating risk reduction workflows and employing automation technology can improve efficiency and performance  . Acknowledging the complexity of remediation and ensuring specific security knowledge in the remediation workflow are also crucial . Overall, understanding the benefits of remediation efforts can help organizations develop more effective strategies for information security and compliance . By addressing these challenges, organizations can better protect their data, contain security risks , prevent financial losses , gain the trust of customers , and be better prepared for future risks .