In cyberwarfare, cybersecurity threats and attacks are constantly expanding and evolving. Due to the sophistication and modern approaches used by malicious actors, security professionals in Security Operation Centers (SOCs) are unable to deal with critical threats as effectively and quickly as possible.
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.
SOC architecture is a vital component to consider when building an effective and reliable SOC. It includes the consideration of SOC locations and centralization, SOC architecture and organizational size, SOC staffing, and SOC mixing up with a cloud. The subsequent sections delve into these essential points in great details.
In the evolving world of technology, cybersecurity threats are growing exponentially and, therefore, enterprises are seeking for standardized and automated Security Operation Centers (SOCs) to address these threats effectively. Though SOC standardization and Automation is of paramount importance, yet there are some other critical factors that must be considered when building an effective and reliable SOC.
A Security Operation Center (SOC) can be either a team who works 24/7 in shifts or a facility dedicated and well-organized to detect, prevent, assess, and respond to cyber-threats and incidents and helps to achieve compliance requirements.
According to the Future SOC: SANS 2017 Security Operation Center Survey, “A SOC is a team that is primarily composed of security analysts organized to analyze, detect, respond, report, and prevents the cybersecurity incidents.”