It seems that every day there is another news item about a company suffering a breach, causing tremendous damage to their customers, their brand image and the company's bottom line. But, have you noticed that many companies rarely if ever seem to suffer compromises, and when they do they seem to have some way of minimizing the damage? One common factor across those successful organizations is the development of a mature Security Operations Center (SOC) that enables a more proactive approach to cyber-defense.
A SOC is a set of processes, controls and skills that support early identification of threats, continuous monitoring of critical defensive security controls, faster and more accurate incident response and centralized capabilities for reporting, root cause analysis and development of strategies for upgrading your security architecture. SOCs are not just for large organizations - you can build your own SOC, use existing Network Operation Center capabilities, outsource it to a Managed Security Service provider, or some combination of both.
Join John Pescatore, Eric Cole and Henri van Goethem of SANS for a SANS webinar 'Using a SOC as a Security Force Multiplier ' on June 25th. This webinar will give you ideas and guidance you can immediately put to work in improving your existing Security Operations Center or in getting started in developing an effective, efficient SOC.