Automating manual processes with software robots can improve company productivity, reduce errors, boost revenues, and deliver a wide range of additional benefits. One of the most compelling and important applications of robotic process automation (RPA), however, is within the realm of cybersecurity.
It’s no secret that cyber threats have grown dramatically in volume, diversity, and consequence in recent years. Ransomware attacks in particular have been prolific of late, but they are just one form of cyber assault, joining everything from distributed denial of service attacks to cyber espionage to intellectual property theft. As organizations – and even national economies –become digitally based and dependent, criminals, hackers, spies, and a host of other bad actors have no shortage of attractive targets.