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BrandPost: All Roads Lead to the Need to Strengthen Your Security Operations Center?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 21, 2015.

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    As organizations grapple and eventually come to terms with the fact that a purely preventive approach to security will not work against today’s more advanced and targeted threats, they are left with the reality that next up for their security defenses is to rely on the efficiency and effectiveness of their monitoring and response capabilities – a twist on the defense-in-depth security concept. This quickly leads organizations to lean more heavily on their Security Operations Center or SOC.

    Don’t have a SOC? Only have one or two security professionals dedicated to the practice of incident detection and response? Do you rely almost exclusively on your Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) to collect logs and alert you on security incidents that need further investigation? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are very likely (I hope!) in mid-grapple as these are all signs that your incident detection, investigation, and response capabilities are not setup to meet the realities of today’s threats (although even relatively established SOCs find that they have no shortage of areas that they need to improve as well).

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