Importance of an Effective Security Operations Center (SOC)
A Security Operations Center (SOC) is an organizational structure that not just continuously monitors and analyses the security procedures and incidents for an organization but it fiercely secures and protects organizations against potential security breaches and threats, by effectively counteracting, nullifying and mitigating those security risks.
The aim of the Security Operations Center is to identify, analyse and react to cybersecurity threats using a reliable set of processes and technology solutions. The SOC team, by and large, comprises of managers, security analysts, and engineers who work in close collaboration with the organizational incident response teams to sort out and mitigate security issues.
SOC tracks and analyses activity on servers, endpoints, networks, applications, databases, websites, and other technology devices and systems. The teams working in SOC will provide a critical level of information and analysis to sort out any irregular or odd activity that may be construed as a potential security incident in most cases. Whilst, firewalls and IPS systems can contain and prevent basic attacks, human cognitive expertise and knowledge always prove invaluable especially, in responding to critical serious incidents.
The Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is an effective, solid modern-day solution that involves collecting, aggregating and analysing all activity across your complete network/IT infrastructure. It does so by collecting information across devices, networks, computers, servers, domains, etc. The compiled and analysed information is then segregated into fine pertinent information and is put in front of security experts so as to help them identify and mitigate incidents at a rapid pace.