Security chatbot empowers junior analysts, helps fill cybersecurity gap

September 1, 2017


The alarming number of unfilled jobs in information security has many leaders in the industry wondering how to solve the manpower problem. Awareness is part of the problem — in that the pipelines aren’t getting filled fast because many young people don’t know about jobs in security.

A second problem of awareness, though, is the inherent problem in a majority of security operation centers (SOCs) — programming language. New people require training. As a result, the N00bs often start off in a basic workflow where they sit and stare at a screen. When a green light turns red, they then turn that over to an experienced analyst.

Bobby Filar, a senior data scientist in the Threat Research and Adversary Prevention Unit at Endgame, said they need to empower analysts sooner.

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