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The Secure Automation Paradigm: Robotics Process Automation and Cyber Defense

EasyChair Preprint no. 11347

9 pagesDate: November 20, 2023


In today's digitally interconnected landscape, organizations are increasingly leveraging Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and reduce manual intervention in various business processes. RPA offers the promise of increased productivity, accuracy, and cost savings. However, with this automation surge comes the critical necessity of safeguarding these automated processes against evolving cyber threats. This paper explores the intersection of RPA and cyber defense, presenting the Secure Automation Paradigm—a comprehensive framework designed to fortify RPA implementations against potential vulnerabilities and security breaches. It delves into the multifaceted aspects of RPA security, encompassing authentication protocols, encryption standards, access controls, and threat intelligence integration. The Secure Automation Paradigm encompasses a proactive approach to cybersecurity, emphasizing the integration of robust security measures into the RPA lifecycle—from design and development to deployment and maintenance. It highlights the importance of threat modeling and risk assessment in identifying and mitigating potential security loopholes within automated workflows. Drawing insights from industry best practices and case studies, this paper offers practical recommendations for organizations to implement a robust cybersecurity strategy tailored to their RPA initiatives. It emphasizes the collaboration between cybersecurity professionals, RPA developers, and business stakeholders to align security objectives with business goals effectively.

Keyphrases: Cyber Defense Strategies, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Threat Intelligence

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  author = {Smith Milson and Javier Colt},
  title = {The Secure Automation Paradigm: Robotics Process Automation and Cyber Defense},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11347},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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