Build a Highly Efficient SOC—Even with Limited Resources

Security Teams are Overwhelmed

If your team is struggling to keep up and getting bogged down by manual processes, it may feel like you will never be one step ahead of cyberthreats that may threaten your business.

In a perfect world, you’d have a 24x7 security operations center (SOC) where a team of dedicated analysts carefully monitor for threats around the clock, every day of the year.

But the reality is that you may have only one or two full-time employees (or shared resources only) faced with the daunting task of identifying possible signs of intrusion and compromise.

Most organizations cannot afford a 24x7 SOC. This leads to many issues that carry substantial risk:

  • Your enterprise is not consistently monitored around the clock.
  • There are major delays in responding to incidents.
  • Potentially damaging security incidents may go completely unnoticed.
  • Job satisfaction is low due to the overwhelming workload and a high amount of manual work.

Sound familiar? While these are common challenges, they are not sustainable. For organizations caught between the prohibitive cost of a formal SOC and the wholly inadequate protection from an informal SOC, there is a solution: Build a SOC that automates as much work as possible so your skilled staff can focus on what is important.

How to Build a SOC with Limited Resources

In How to Build a SOC with Limited Resources, James Carder, LogRhythm CISO and VP of LogRhythm Labs, calls on his 20+ years of security experience to share what he’s learned.

As he explores the steps to build an efficient SOC, Mr. Carder shares his insights on how to achieve security goals when you can’t increase your budget or team size. He provides a framework that combines people, process, and automated technology to build a SOC with limited resources—focusing on tactics to make your rollout and ongoing operations smooth and successful.

This white paper examines:

  • What makes a SOC effective
  • How to estimate SOC costs and savings
  • Cost comparisons of various SOC staffing models
  • Seven steps to build a SOC with limited resources

To learn how you can significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your security operations team, download the white paper below.

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