7 Steps to Build Your Security Operations Center

Most Organizations are Not Equipped to Staff a 24X7 SOC

Cyberattacks such as WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya are becoming today’s norm. Keeping up with the growing rate of cyberattacks may seem impossible when your business is lacking in security resources and staff. Most organizations report that they cannot afford to staff a 24×7 security operations center (SOC).

What does this mean? If you are without a functioning SOC, your organization could be at risk for major delays in detecting and responding to incidents. Threatening or anomalous events could go unmonitored. Your business is at a far greater risk of falling victim to a cyberattack.

You’re stuck in an impossible situation. Luckily, there is a solution. Building an automated SOC can enable your team to rapidly detect and respond to threats.

Detect and Respond to Threats Fast (Even if You Can’t Staff a 24X 7 SOC)

With the help of James Carder, LogRhythm CISO and VP of LogRhythm Labs, you can learn how to build a SOC with that is designed to fit your business in just seven steps. In the below SlideShare, Mr. Carder draws on his 20+ years of security experience to compile and share what he’s learned when it comes to building a right-sized SOC.

The SlideShare will walk you through seven steps to building the right SOC for your business, as well as considerations along the way.

Seven Steps to Building Your SOC

In this process, you’ll learn to:

  1. Develop your strategy
  2. Design your solution
  3. Create processes, procedures, and training
  4. Prepare your environment
  5. Implement your solution
  6. Deploy end-to-end use cases
  7. Maintain and evolve your solution

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The 7 Steps to Building a SOC with Limited Resources

SOCs can be expensive and their costs might be difficult to justify. However, you need to be able to stay one step ahead of threats with strong security automation. Building a SOC, even with limited resources, is the answer to your security problem.

Get In-Depth Guidance on How to Build a Security Operations Center

For further guidance on how to build and budget for a SOC, download the How to Build a SOC with Limited Resources White Paper.

You’ll learn:

  • How to fuse people, process, and technology to create a highly effective and efficient SOC—even with limited resources
  • What makes a SOC effective
  • Estimating SOC costs and savings
  • Cost comparisons of various SOC staffing models
  • Steps for building a SOC with limited resources

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