“Improves your organization’s threat detection, response and prevention capabilities by unifying and coordinating all cyber security technologies and operations with the help of SOC.”
What is SOC?
A team of IT security professionals that safeguard enterprises by continuously monitoring, detecting, analyzing, and investigating cyber threats is called a security operations center. Networks, servers, computers, endpoint devices, operating systems, applications, and databases are continuously examined for signs of a cyber security incident. The Security Operation Center team analyzes feeds, establishes rules, identifies exceptions, enhances responses, and keeps a lookout for new vulnerabilities.
In modern enterprise technology systems that run 24/7 to ensure a rapid response to any emerging threats, SOCs usually function around the clock in shifts.
Functions of a SOC Team
The roles and responsibilities of your Security Operation Center team are usually the same whether you have a fully staffed SOC team on the premises or you retain services from a vendor. Your SOC team is responsible for performing crucial tasks and is the human element of your security system. The main responsibilities of the SOC team are:
Implementing and Managing Security Equipment
To protect the data on the company’s network, any SOC team works with different types of equipment. Your Security Operation Center team requires equipment as well as software to provide insight into your security environment and provide security tailored to your company. Various tools, including firewalls, data analytics, intrusion detection, threat and vulnerability management tools, data loss prevention, and reporting technology, are used by your team. Undoubtedly, these tools are very useful resources, but you need a SOC team to utilize them properly and to select and leverage the tools needed for your specific organization.
Regulatory Compliance Support
Almost all types of businesses have to comply with certain government standards. It can be time-consuming and complex to meet changing standards and prepare for audits. To keep your cyber security practices updated in ways that comply with standards like NIST, CMMC, PCI, GLBA, FISMA, GDPR, NERC-CIP, and GDPR, your SOC team utilizes various tools.
Reduce Downtime and Keep Your Business on Schedule
Software developed without the direction of a qualified cyber security team can lead to an influx of alerts. There are possibilities that many of these alerts are false alarms, which your team has to sort through. Your organization has two choices in the event of constant warnings. They are shutting down the systems repeatedly or assuming the warnings are false. The first instance leads to multiple shutdowns to investigate potential threats.
While the second leads, the company runs the risk of allowing criminal activity to work deeper into the system.
Investigating and Analyzing Suspicious Activities
Every network constantly receives information related to the actions taken within each part of the system. The data is monitored continuously with the assistance of SIEM tools. This will suspect activities that might indicate a threat. When alerts of suspicious activity are received, to understand the danger of the threat and to generate a suitable response, these alerts are analyzed by the SOC team.
The ability to recognize threats helps a Security Operation Center team stop the spreading of threats and significant damage within the network. The ability to contain a threat locally can safeguard your company from losing productivity and cash flow due to a system shutdown.
Different Types of SOC Models
Usually, SOC models that are available for operation are of three main types. By large organizations, SOC is contained in-house by large organizations, as they typically build their own internal SOC with the staff and technology needed to operate it. Complete outsourced SOC is the second type of SOC model. In this type of SOC model, an organization partners with an external security vendor. Hybrid is the third SOC model in which SOC operations are managed together by an organization’s in-house security team and security vendors.
You should choose an in-house SOC model if you have a large organization or if you want to control your SOC completely on your own. You must have a proper space to control SOC by your business, staffed by people who work for your company as it is on-premises. Apart from this space, your business should have technologies, develop processes, hire staff, and continue to grow and modernize the SOC in tandem with both your business and the threat landscape.
One of the most important advantages of having an in-house Security Operation Center is that you can customize it as per your requirements. On the other hand, for a high-velocity company, the disadvantages of an in-house SOC are worse. The requirement of major capital allocations is the disadvantage of this model. Also, it takes years to develop and build. It detracts time, money, and hiring options from other growth initiatives.
To monitor your network, identify threats as well as respond to security incidents, your organization engages with a partner in an outsourced SOC model. The organizations who are adopting this model should do their homework, as there are various forms of outsourced SOC. Few of the outsourced Security Operation Center providers have managed security solution providers (MSSP) while others have managed detection and response (MDR) providers, both of which provide some of the capabilities of a full-featured SOC.
Hybrid SOC Model
Hybrid model is the combination of in-house and outsourced SOC as it combines internal technical as well as personnel resources with those of an outside provider. It even offers some benefits over an in-house or outsourced SOC. Security services expand more quickly than with a purely in-house model as an outside expert can complement and develop your capabilities.
Job Titles and Roles of the SOC Team
For maintaining tools, recommending new tools, and updating systems, Security Engineers are responsible. Most of the security engineers specialize in SIEM platforms. They are even responsible for creating the security architecture and systems. To ensure that the systems are up to date, they generally work with development operations teams. Additionally, it is the responsibility of security engineers to document requirements, procedures, and protocols to ensure that other users have the right resources.
A security manager is also a part of the Security Operation Center team and is responsible for overseeing operations on the whole. They are also responsible for managing team members as well as coordinating with security engineers. They create policies and protocols for hiring, and building new processes. To set the scope of new security development projects, they also help development teams. To all the members of the Security Operation Center team, they serve as the direct boss.
Chief Information Security Officer
To define and outline the company’s security operations, the chief information security officer (CISO) is responsible and plays a key role. He is the one who finalizes the strategy, policies, and procedures involved in all aspects of cyber security within the company. Apart from this, he may also be responsible for managing compliance.
Why Choose Sennovate’s SOC?
Sennovate provides Modern Security Operations Center solutions to reduce CAPEX and OPEX for clients every day. Sennovate has partnered with Stellar Cyber, a leading Open XDR platform delivering Detection and Response for your Teams which is like security cameras for your organization. It provides comprehensive visibility into your organization’s security posture, allowing you to identify and resolve threats. Our SOC solutions help reduce noise and give you the peace of mind that your organization is protected. Contact us to get access and enable SOC capabilities for your organization.
If you need a Security Operations Center to be proactive threat hunters within your system, consider Sennovate’s SOC team.
We install and monitor the top-of-the-line, and we have a 24/7 monitoring service with advanced network analytics, data forensics capability, and a defined threat remediation process.
And we always make time to get to know your company. To check in frequently. To gain a thorough understanding of your organization in order to protect and serve you better. Want to know more about the SOC team? Sennovate’s experts are here to help you.
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Sennovate delivers Managed Security Operations Center (SOC) solutions, custom Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions and Social Engineering Defence (SED) services to businesses around the world. With global partners and a library of 2000+ integrations, 10M+ identities managed, we implement world-class cybersecurity solutions that sa ve your company time and money. We offer a seamless experience with integration across all cloud applications, and a single price for product, implementation, and support. Have questions? The consultation is always free. Email [email protected] or call us at: +1 (925) 918-6618.