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Five Ways To Cut Costs in Your SOC

  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT (2020-05-21 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Mark Orlando

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In the past month, weve learned the importance of preparing for unexpected change. Unfortunately, there is only so much change an organization can absorb. How can we prepare for the budgetary tightening that will likely follow this prolonged downturn (and, in some cases, has already begun)?

Cutting staff should be the absolute last resort as people are the most important part of any team. So, what else can we do to reduce costs and make our SOC more efficient? This presentation will cover five things you can do RIGHT NOW to cut costs in your SOC, and maybe improve the lives of your analysts in the process.

Speaker Bio

Mark Orlando

Mark Orlando is a SANS Instructor who teaches SEC450: Blue Team Fundamentals: Security Operations and Analysis, and also the Co-Founder and CEO of Bionic Cyber. Prior to Bionic, Mark built, assessed, and managed security teams at the Pentagon, the White House, the Department of Energy, and numerous Fortune 500 clients. Mark has presented on security operations and assessment at DefCon's Blue Team Village, the Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS) Forum, BSidesDC, and the RSA Conference and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, and many other publications. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Advanced Information Technology from George Mason University and served in the US Marine Corps as an Artillery Non-Commissioned Officer. Read more about Mark here.

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