Building efficient SOC

Find the Correct MSSP or Build an Efficient SOC? (Part 1)

Introduction

Whether you are a CIO or chief executive of your company, the headlines of cybersecurity threats and attacks might be worrisome for you. There is always a question about how to ensure the cybersecurity of the organization to avoid financial, compliance and reputational risks. Today, to deal with ever-growing, fast, and sophisticated cybersecurity threats and attacks, enterprises either find the correct MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) or build an efficient SOC (Security Operation Center). In either case, the role of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) are indispensable.

In this article, we will detail how organizations choose either MSSP or build SOC and how SIEM and SOAR solutions play a crucial role in the MSSP and SOC security solutions.

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Cyber Kill Chain use areas

How Cyber Kill Chain Can Be Useful for a SOC Team? (Part 2)

Installation: At this stage, SOC analysts are advised to deploy a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Host-Based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) to detect attacks. To deny an attack, Cyber Kill Chain recommends using Two-Factor authentication, strong password, and privilege separation as well as disrupting attack using data execution prevention. If the attackers successfully penetrate corporate critical IT infrastructure, SOC teams must contain them in a timely fashion to mitigate damages. To this end, Cyber Kill Chain recommends employing Inter-Zone Network Intrusion Detection System, App-aware firewall, and trust zones.

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Cyber-Kill-Chain

How Cyber Kill Chain Can Be Useful for a SOC Team? (Part 1)

Introduction

The world is being digitalized more and more. The technological advancements both in terms of hardware and software are grabbing the attention of cyber criminals towards enterprises of each size (e.g., small, medium, and large). The attackers use a complete chain or number of stages to launch a cyber-attack. A Cyber Kill Chain defines all these potential stages and the SOC team can use them to identify, detect, prevent, and contain attack before it causes real damage to the organization.

In this article, we will explore what is a Cyber Kill Chain and how is it useful for a SOC team.

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The role of SOAR for MSSP

Role of Soar for Managed Service Security Provider (MSSP)

Introduction

In the world of digital warfare, internet security has become a daunting task. Cybersecurity threats and attacks; even state-sponsored cyber-attacks are to the fore. Therefore, achieving effective cybersecurity without a few knowledgeable security practitioners and sophisticated toolset is out of the question. We should not depend so much on many security analysts in the age of automation and orchestration.

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