Security vendors come to the rescue with AI and automation to save the day. But even smart technology can only go so far, and while it can definitely help lessen the noise, it can never replace the intuition, inventiveness and insight of a human.Technology can’t replace humanity in security defense because endpoint lockdowns don’t work, and repetitive scenarios don’t advance anything but boredom. Rather, we need to give users the tools to be skeptical, aware and intuitive. Analysts need to find patterns in the process, not just the results. Security teams need to work together and across an environment to find what can be fixed, not just what individuals can break, and technology needs to assist, amplify and augment human behavior, not lead.