Advanced SOC Operations / CSOC , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

SOC Automation: The Road Ahead

Palo Alto Networks' Huzefa Motiwala on Implementing Automation
Huzefa Motiwala, director, system engineering, India and SAARC at Palo Alto Networks

To ensure adequate protection against emerging threat, organizations should automate more functions within their SOCs, says Huzefa Motiwala, director, system engineering, India and SARRC at Palo Alto Networks.

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“The key is to leverage automation. SOAR helps in achieving this," Motiwala says. "One of the most important components of SOAR is orchestration, which involves controlling and activating security tools from a central location. SOAR does it beautifully using playbooks."

In a video interview previewing an upcoming Information Security Media Group virtual roundtable discussion, Motiwala also discusses:

  • Why SOC automation should be a priority;
  • SOC automation strategic tips;
  • How to build an effective SOC.

Motiwala is director, systems engineering for Palo Alto Networks, India & SAARC. He spearheads technical sales engagement - from strategy to execution, for customers and partners across the India and SAARC region.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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