Automation, AI among key takeaways for security execs, ecosystem

Automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning were key themes at the Structure Security conference in San Francisco. For business tech leaders, the bottom line is that security and automation are blending together. The trick for tech buyers will be to sort through what platforms are legit vs. mere marketing and buzzwords. Here’s a look at the key takeaways from Structure Security in conjunction with TechRepublic. Automation, automation, automation. Jay Leek, chief information security officer at private equity firm Blackstone, said his company started an effort to automate investigations, rote security tasks and other items in a bid to alleviate a security talent crunch and boost productivity. The upshot: Leek’s security analysts do more high value work and initial investigations now take 40 seconds. As TechRepublic’s Conner Forrest recapped: While Leek…


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