In today’s world of near-constant updates and patching, keeping a network up-to-date and secure is no easy task. After all, every time a vendor discloses a security vulnerability, network security administrators must identify affected devices and (in numerous cases) upgrade such devices. These activities can take hours, days, or even weeks depending on the size of the organization. To ease that burden, many enterprises are looking toward security automation as a solution.

Similarly, ICASI is currently examining the security automation landscape to determine if there are any work items it can produce to help this movement along. Of course, this is not new territory for ICASI: one of the key foundations of security automation is a common vulnerability reporting language, which ICASI addressed through the realease of its Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework (CVRF).

Omar Santos of Cisco, a technical contributor in ICASI, recently presented a webcast on the topic of security automation. For anyone curious to learn more about this topic, it’s worth checking out.