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Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Your Best Ally in Reducing Cyber Security Risks

It’s a sad reality that, as technology has continued to evolve over the years, so too have the cyber security threats to your business.

By now, it’s almost at the point where it’s no longer a matter of if, but when your business will be exposed to a cyber-attack. According to a recent survey, 4 out of 10 businesses in Australia have fallen victim to one or more ransomware attacks since 2020.

For this reason, it’s never been more important to be proactive in addressing the cyber security risks in your business to ensure that your sensitive data does not end up in the hands of malicious cybercriminals.

One of the best ways to do this is to employ Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in your business. Commonly used to improve productivity levels and eliminate mundane tasks, RPA is also an effective weapon in the fight against threats to your cyber security.

Let’s explore how RPA can support your cyber security and take your protection to the next level.

Automated processes are a reliable partner in combating cyber threats

Phishing scams, credentials theft, human error and malicious attacks – these are just some of the cyber security threats that your business is currently facing.

What might surprise you to learn though, is that research has found human error to be a contributing factor to 95% of all cyber security breaches, costing businesses like yours millions of dollars every year.

That’s why so many businesses are now starting to rely on RPA to help lower the threat that human error poses to their organisation.

See, rather than risking human error/malicious intent by having an employee manually gather or move data between different systems and applications, you can use RPA to do this for you – effectively strengthening your cyber security while increasing productivity at the same time.

Let’s look at some of the many ways that RPA can help reduce your cyber security risk exposure

  1. RPA can track application inventory

Inventory applications work in highly predictable, repetitive and rule-based ways, making them prime candidates for RPA.

Using RPA, software robots can continuously monitor your inventory and update it whenever they detect any risk. This risk classification can even be automated itself by applying cognitive learning to previously detected data.

  1. RPA improves response times and detection capabilities

The faster a breach is detected, the better your chances of minimising the damage caused.

RPA can effectively reduce your response time to a system breach, ensuring the threat doesn’t continue to spread unnoticed and potentially cause irreparable damage to your business.

  1. RPA automates the deployment of security controls

RPA can automatically deploy built-in security controls the moment it detects any irregularities in your system.

For example, if someone in your team visits an unfamiliar link, security measures will be automatically activated to protect your system against any virus that might be associated with the link – potentially preventing an intrusion into your computer network.

  1. RPA helps with data classification and remediation

Protecting your sensitive data is one of the most important responsibilities of your business’ cyber security.

With RPA, you can ensure that only the authorized bot can gain access to sensitive data, systems and resources, eliminating the possibility of data abuse and misuse.

Your bots can also detect and categorise sensitive data – helping to validate confidential information or remove it if it’s found to be stored in an unauthorised location.

  1. RPA enables your employees to focus on more high-level tasks. 

RPA can perform most of the manual, monotonous and tedious tasks within your organisation, including those within your cyber security system, to allow your team the freedom to focus on the higher-value tasks that will help to grow your business.

Strengthen your cyber security with RPA and intelligent automation

With cyber-attacks on the rise and malicious cyber criminals seemingly around every corner, utilising RPA is a great way to add an extra layer of protection to your business.

By automating some or all of your business’ processes, you can provide more agility and effectiveness to your cyber security measures, while simultaneously enabling your team to maximise their time, energy and resources to focus on growing your business.

Harness the true power of automation with CiGen On Demand 

Our team of RPA specialists are here to ensure you reap all of the rewards of business automation, while we address all of the potential risks.

At CiGen, we even provide an affordable automation service to small and medium-sized businesses through our CiGen On Demand subscription solution, making it even easier for your business to harness the true power of automation and earn back your valuable time.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help your business to succeed through robotic process automation.

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