The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is increasing tremendously and disrupting the global health at large extent, in addition to the damages to economics, social and political systems. More importantly, the digital world is also on the verge of destruction because, due to this menace, the people at large scale are compelled to work remotely and doing so will make them rely heavily on remote communication and digital tools. The cyber attackers are capitalizing this situation and attempting to compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
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.
Like the previous years, 2019 also witnessed the surge in data breaches and cyber-attacks. However, organizations having SIEM or/and SOAR system in place were better than those using traditional security tools. The cyber-attacks in 2019 were mostly related to financial crimes, supply chain attacks, phishing exploits, state-sponsored attacks, Grid attacks, health sector attacks, and attacks on IoT devices. Cybersecurity skills shortage was also one of the major concerns in 2019.
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.