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AI-Guided Remediation: Unify Teams and Speed Vulnerability Resolution

AI-Guided Remediation: Unify Teams and Speed Vulnerability Resolution

The urgent need for rapid remediation

The window of vulnerability after the discovery of a security issue has never been more critical than it is with cloud native applications. Why is that? Cloud apps move fast. With modern CI/CD processes, code can be pushed to production multiple times per day. This means that security gaps stemming from vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other issues can be opened equally as fast.

If you compound quickly appearing vulnerabilities with the shrinking time-to-exploit, you can appreciate the call for urgency. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), cyber adversaries exploit a vulnerability within just 15 days after its discovery, on average. This growing attack surface, in often publicly facing cloud applications, leaves organizations susceptible to malicious activities that can lead to breaches and other major impacts to the organization. These factors are what make it crucial to do everything possible to reduce the mean time to remediation (MTTR) for vulnerabilities and other risks.

Additionally, the overwhelming volume of vulnerability findings poses a significant challenge for security and dev teams alike, leading to burnout and the creation of friction between teams. Not enough has been done within the cybersecurity industry at-large to help the teams charged with closing security gaps to work smarter and get more done. Thankfully, here at Aqua Security we have accepted the challenge to do more to help builders and defenders, which brings us to today’s announcement.

Tapping into the power of generative AI

We’re thrilled to announce new AI-Guided Remediation capabilities in the Aqua Cloud Security Platform. Leveraging the power of generative AI, it automatically generates prescriptive remediation steps for misconfigurations and vulnerabilities across container images and other artifacts, multiple clouds, and multiple workload types. This means that developers and security teams no longer need to spend countless hours manually reading advisories, searching for patches, and building verification steps before taking action. Instead, AI guides them with clear, concise instructions on how to complete the fix.


The efficiency brought by AI-Guided Remediation allows developers to focus on the task at hand. Resolving the issue quickly and getting back to delivering new features rather than wasting time deciphering the complexities of the remediation process.

Fostering collaboration between dev and security teams

One of the key challenges faced by organizations adopting DevSecOps is the ongoing lack of collaboration between development and security teams. Studies have shown that building a culture of shared ownership between these teams is essential for successful DevSecOps implementation.

AI-Guided Remediation acts as a bridge, connecting the worlds of development and security. Developers, who may not be security experts, receive prescriptive contextual guidance that empowers them to remediate quickly and efficiently. This not only improves the security posture of the organization but also fosters a collaborative spirit between developers and security experts.

Aqua’s AI-Guided Remediation capability accelerates the resolution process but also significantly reduces the burden on security teams who are often called to help work out the details. “As a developer, AI-Guided Remediation is like having a security expert in your pocket,” says Amir Jerbi, Aqua Security’s Chief Technology Officer, emphasizing the value this capability brings to developers’ workflow.

The power of the platform

AI-Guided Remediation is part of the SaaS edition of the Aqua Cloud Security Platform. As a cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP), Aqua provides developers and security teams with consistent and comprehensive security information across various cloud environments and workload types.


The new capability is made possible through an integration with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. First, Aqua Platform users configure the new integration using their OpenAI account credentials. Then, the option to generate detailed remediation guidance appears in multiple locations throughout the interface.


Aqua Security’s AI-Guided Remediation empowers security teams to expedite the resolution of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, while also fostering collaboration between developers and security experts. By providing step-by-step instructions on how to fix issues, this innovative capability dramatically reduces the mean time to remediation (MTTR) for security teams and minimizes risk exposure.

In a world where cyber threats are evolving at an unprecedented pace, Aqua Security continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions to ensure a more resilient and secure ecosystem for organizations.

Want to see more? Visit us at Black Hat booth number 2708 or schedule a demo with us.

Chris Simmons
Chris Simmons was the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Aqua Security. With more than 20 years of experience in Product Marketing, Product Management, and Cybersecurity, he is passionate about bringing innovative security technologies to market that solve real customer problems.