Roselle Safran is the CEO and Co-Founder of Uplevel Security, the industry’s first adaptive incident response platform. Roselle was previously the Cybersecurity Operations Branch Chief at the Executive Office of the President, where she managed the 24x7 security operations center that protected and defended the White House’s network.
The Challenge of Building a Modern Security Operations Center (SOC)
Building and implementing a next-generation security operations center can seem like a daunting endeavor. The sheer number of technologies to consider, which seems to grow regularly, creates a dizzying array of technical options and capability permutations.
On top of that, a variety of complexities can arise when attempting to fit the technologies within an organization’s specific environment. It can be very challenging to determine the most important objectives from a technology perspective, as well as an operational standpoint. And it can be even more difficult to determine how to accomplish these objectives.
Simplify Building a SOC by Distilling Your Focus
Fortunately, there is a way to make the project manageable. Next-generation SOCs can be distilled down to five key characteristics, reducing the focus from an overwhelming number of potential areas to a handful of critical and impactful ones.
For each of these key characteristics, the associated people, processes and technologies can be defined to create a roadmap for how to sensibly and effectively cover the subject area. Whether starting a SOC from scratch or transforming an existing one, the same techniques can be applied to produce a next-generation SOC that is capable of optimizing its resources to counter evolving threats.
Learn How to Build Your Own Next-Gen SOC
To learn more about how to build and implement a next-generation SOC, watch our on-demand webinar.