Manage Process Automation Risk

Explore the possibilities. Limit the exposure.

Common questions about process automation risk

Whatever your questions, you’ll find the answers among the products in the RSA portfolio.

  • IT

    How do I identify non-human workers, their owners or process automation admins?

    How do I ensure that non-human workers, their owners and process automation admins have the appropriate access rights and entitlements?

  • Security

    How do I detect non-human user-related threats and anomalies?

    How do I prioritize responses based on business risk?

  • Risk

    How can I understand the business criticality associated with automated processes?

    How do I determine application dependencies and how system, business and regulatory changes will affect automated processes?

  • Compliance

    How do I prove to auditors that non-human workers, their owners and process automation admins are complying with regulatory requirements?

  • CEO

    How do I know if automated processes are disclosing sensitive data, whether inadvertently or not?

SecurID Suite uses real-time machine learning and multi-factor authentication to ensure bot owners and admins are who they say they are. Identity analytics provides deep visibility into and control over bot and user access rights and entitlements, and prevents segregation of duties (SoD) violations between bots and their owners.

57% of organizations across multiple industries have piloted automation in at least one function or business unit.

Source: McKinsey, Driving impact at scale from automation and AI (McKinsey Global Survey on business process automation, p. 57)

78% of organizations using robotic process automation expect to increase investment in it over the next three years.

Source: Deloitte, The 3rd Annual Global RPA Survey Report

60% of G2000 manufacturers will have empowered shop floor workers with AR/VR, intelligent apps and cobots by 2020.

Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2019 Predictions

The challenges of process automation in the digital era

The challenges of process automation in the digital era

Hard-coded automations: The tendency to “set it and forget it” can bring consequences ranging from minor unintentional results to complete services shutdowns.

High-velocity operations: Fast-moving automations require a rapid response to cybersecurity incidents or system changes to avoid multiple transactions being wrongly processed.

Expanded attack surface: Automations expand the attack surface, with newly deployed software bots and integrations creating more attack vectors and vulnerabilities.

Best practices for mitigating process automation risk

Best practices for mitigating process automation risk

Start by implementing an integrated risk management platform that addresses both business and technology risk to identify, assess, treat and monitor process automation risk.

Protect automated processes against cyber attacks with comprehensive security monitoring, threat detection and response, and identity and access management.

Extend process automation risk strategy into key domains such as business resiliency, third-party risk, compliance and audit.

Featured Customer

Leveraging automation while increasing visibility

Leveraging automation while increasing visibility

Learn how RSA Archer Suite helps Infosys leverage automation while increasing visibility, by making it possible to consolidate intelligence from multiple sources into one centralized system.

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The portfolio of RSA solutions

Integrated Risk Management

Implement an integrated risk management platform that addresses both the business and technology impacts of process automation risk.

Manage risk

Threat Detection and Response

Get instant visibility into threats, including threats exacerbated by process automation, with UEBA, security orchestration and automation on a single platform.

Stop threats

Identity and Access Management

Reduce the risk from attacks related to credentials and access rights, including non-human workforce identities, with multi-factor authentication and risk-based governance.

Secure access

Advisory Services

Advisory Services

Leverage strategic consulting and other services from RSA to assess process automation readiness and limit the risk.

Assess readiness