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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5 Important Points of SIEM Evaluation Checklist

Over the past couple of years, the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution has been recognized as an effective tool in the Security Operation Center (SOC) of organizations. Whether it comes to managing the multiple tools or meeting the compliance standards, SIEM has always been playing its crucial role. However, since there is a multitude of SIEM solutions available in the IT market today, selecting the right one is an extremely important but difficult task for enterprises. To this end, organizations must be familiar with the benefits of SIEM technology.

In this article, we will explore a 5-point checklist that would help you when you evaluate a SIEM system for your company.

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What is a SOC Framework?

In the age of the digital world, owning a Security Operations Center (SOC) is vital for the cybersecurity of every organization. However, it is not necessarily true that every SOC is effective against cyber threats and attacks. The main reason behind this fact is a lack of standardized SOC frameworks. SOC framework requires a document to be designed to provide guidelines, requirements, and specifications in order to support cybersecurity operations effectively.

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Log Management Best Practices for SIEM

Log Management Best Practices for SIEM

Undoubtedly, log management is the heart of any SIEM solution. The more access to logs your SIEM has the better it will be able to perform. Logs help in identifying who attacked your organization and how these malicious actors penetrate your corporate network. By logging all the vital information related to network devices and other critical systems, you will be able to get a deeper insight into your organization’s cybersecurity posture.

In this article, you will know log management best practices for your Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. These practices will help you better identify threats and improve the performance of your SIEM.

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The Role of SIEM and SOAR

Importance of Cybersecurity and The Role of SIEM and SOAR

In the world of cyber warfare, businesses are constantly under threats due to the ever-growing, sophisticated cyber-attacks. With the widespread use of technology; a surge in connected devices and advancement in computational techniques, cyber pests are also accelerating attacks proportionally and posing massive damage to organizations in terms of data breaches, compliance issues, and reputational damage. According to a recent survey conducted in the UK, 43% of all the businesses have experienced some form of cyber-attack in the last 12 months. To thwart this situation, cybersecurity has become an integral part of any organization. Having a robust cybersecurity posture can save your organization from the menace of cyber-attacks and give your top management a piece of mind. Nowadays, cybersecurity provides multi-layer security to company’s IT infrastructure, usually, through various information security tools and techniques such as IPS, IDS, cryptography, firewalls, authentication systems, antiviruses and, more importantly, the SIEM and SOAR. They have a crucial role in achieving the overall security endeavors of any organization.

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