SECNOLOGY : How to create a security operations center (SOC) in 7 steps

SECNOLOGY 7 steps to build a SOC

The majority of organizations are not equipped to provide a 24/7 SOC.

Regrettably, cyberattacks like WannaCry or Petya/NotPetya are progressively emerging as the norm. Maintaining the rising pace of cybersecurity threats can be made unfeasible when a company lacks in-house security assets and staff. Thus, designing an automated SOC is often the perfect solution.

While the majority of companies are not completely without a cybersecurity structure, most organizations report that they are not equipped and/or can’t manage a dedicated 24×7 security operations center (SOC).

What does this indicate? If an organization does not have an operational SOC, it risks significant delays in incident detection and response. Threatening or irregular events may go unmonitored, and your company’s risk of falling victim to a cyberattack is much higher. The lack of a SOC has other consequences:

-The company is not monitored around the clock.
-There are significant delays in incident response.
-Potentially harmful security incidents can go fully undetected.
-Job satisfaction falls because of the massive workload and high manual interventions.

Any of these challenges ring a bell? While those are common pain points, they are not viable. There is a solution for companies caught between the exorbitant cost of designing a standard SOC and the insufficient protection of a makeshift SOC : The solution is to implement a security operations center that automates as many tasks as possible so that your experts can focus on what matters most.

What is a security operations center?

A SOC is a core “hub” where an organization’s internal IT and cybersecurity teams participate in threat detection, analysis and response. An intelligent SOC empower security experts to:

  • Implement an adaptive SIEM architecture
  • Empower advanced security analytics
  • Discover integrated threat data
  • Automate incident response
  • Inspect and envision threats and solutions

How to build a SOC to detect and respond quickly to threats without using internal staff?

SECNOLOGY explains how to implement a SOC designed to meet the specific needs of your organization. In only 7 steps, with our long security and SOC implementation knowledge, we share what we have cultivated when it comes to creating the right-sized SOC :

7 steps to create your SOC

As you explore the process of building an SOC, you will learn to:

  1. Design a security operations center policy
  2. Outline a SOC solution
  3. Build processes, procedures and training
  4. Devise the environment
  5. Apply the solution
  6. Install end-to-end use cases
  7. Support and expand the solution

SOC implementations can be costly and may be hard to justify. Yet, the best way to stay ahead of cybersecurity threats is to have a solid security automation architecture in place. Implementing a SOC, even with limited resources, is the response to your security problems.

Why is having an SOC so vital?

Beyond the overall increased vulnerability to cybersecurity attacks and their outcomes, the lack of an effective security operations center makes it virtually impossible for risk mitigation and effective solutions implementation

How do you construct a SOC with limited resources?

Building a security operations center (SOC) is a large undertaking that often makes managers hesitate at the implementation costs. The best manner to insure a profitable investment in a SOC, is to partner with a SIEM specialist like SECNOLOGY.

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SECNOLOGY 7 steps to build a SOC