In today's world Cyberthreat poses a business challenge for all enterprises. Irrespective of the size of business , a security operations center (SOC) should be a crucial part of every organization to identify and address the escalating cybersecurity challenges of today. Enterprises these days are considering setting up security operations centers to centrally manage their detection and management of cybersecurity incidents.
Implementing SOC requires immense time, money and staff. Organizations are plagued with two major challenges - finding the right talent and the inability to scale up. Outsourcing is the best option for companies that find it time and resource consuming to address the two challenges.
A security operations center (SOC) comprises of people, processes, and technology that provides the comprehensive cybersecurity solutions.
SOC is the command center for the organization, which provides complete 24/7 visibility into your enterprise in real-time, it lets you know who logs into your systems, scans for known threats, vulnerabilities and manages the security health of endpoints.
SOC includes end-to-end security features and they are responsible for
SOC is process driven. They have standard operating procedures (SOP), use cases and playbooks that define how an incident needs to be addressed. The SOC team responds to these cybersecurity events and incidents based on the derived procedures.
Core Components of SOC
A SOC team is made up of multiple trained professionals as security analysts and incident respondents whose main purpose is to perform threat prevention, detection, and response.
A SOC team’s success relies on building a diverse team – consisting of capabilities and specializations in different aspects of cybersecurity. Unique risks can be addresses through their diverse experience and knowledge.
A SOC Procedure defines the workflows that involves threat prevention, detection and response. This process also includes conducting ongoing security training to ensure the team has the latest knowledge and skills needed to respond to threats.
There are standard operating procedures (SOP), use cases and playbooks that define how an incident is to be addressed.
A real-time SOC user report and data feeds will have information about the following
SOC operation processes include creating an approach for investigation, threat hunting, ticketing, response, and threat intelligence.
A SOC relies on various advanced security tools for log aggregation, alerting, correlation, and analysis. These tools give the team the ability to monitor the security of the entire network infrastructure and systems for a holistic understanding of its security posture. When every event from the devices gets logged, the SOC team can better identify the point of origin for attacks, track its movement, and determine the most appropriate response.
The SOC should have a proper SIEM tool in place to address understand the logs parsed, process the event and alert the specified individual.
Cybersecurity being the main aspect for playing an increasingly important role in the day to day operations of organizations - large and small, having a SOC can provide multiple benefits: