Being able to work from home, accessing data and services is not only convenient for companies and their employees but also create a perfect scenario for hackers and other malicious actors to take advantage, deploy, trigger, and exploit vulnerabilities. There the importance of having a dedicated Security Operation Center (SOC).
What is a SOC?
SOC’s primary goal is to prevent, detect, analyze, and respond to cybersecurity incidents using a combination of tools and technologies solutions.
The SOC is the merging point of every log collected on the network servers, endpoints, databases, applications, and another system with the sole aim of detecting, analyzing, and responding of unusual traffic or behavior that may indicate a possible security incident.
A standard SOC is usually lead by a SOC manager and may include Tier 1 Alert Analysts, Tier 2 Incident Responders, and Tier 3 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
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What are the benefits?
1. Continuous Proactive Monitoring & Protection
As attacks are not scheduled as we would like, SOC displays a SIEM solution and other technologies to have an overview of the entire network and its potential vulnerabilities. SOC provides 24/7 monitoring and analysis of data activity to ensure timely detection and response to security incidents.
2. Alert Ranking & Log Management
Being SOC, the correlation point for every event logged within the organization the management of alerts and log becomes much easier. The security team is granted centralize access to the activity in the network, which helps them to define what is considered as “normal” traffic and allowing them to triage emerging threats appropriately, prioritize issues and do forensics procedures in the aftermath of an incident.
3. Fast Threat Response
With threats being reported to a central location, its identification and time of response are much faster. The SOC closes the gap between attackers’ time to compromise and enterprises’ time to detection, which increases the probability of performing actions to defeat the attack reducing its impact.
The risk of being hit by attackers is always present. Regardless of the size or industry, a security strategy should be in place. SOC seems to be by now the best solution to detect and respond to eventual security issues.
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