Detecting and Responding to Threats Fast: Building a SOC with Limited Resources
Over the last 18 months, the need for greater cybersecurity across the globe has risen due to a significant shift to remote working and more vulnerable security infrastructure as a result of this. Organisations need to detect and neutralise a threat before it attacks, not play catchup once the impact has been felt.
Some organisations use formal security operations centres (SOCs) to counter the increasing threat landscape. Formal 24×7 SOCs are tightly secured areas where teams of dedicated analysts carefully monitor for threats around the clock, every day of the year.
Unfortunately, most organisations cannot afford a 24×7 SOC. According to 2020 Forrester research, less than 20% of teams have a solution in place that can effectively provide visibility across networks, applications, and endpoints. The cost of having well-trained analysts onsite at all times outweighs the benefit for almost every organisation. Instead, most organisations either make do with an informal SOC or have no SOC at all.