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BrandPost: Fear Nothing: A Gamer’s Approach to Building a SOC

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 7, 2015.

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    Cliché alert! There is no silver bullet for security (I warned you). There are also no digital versions of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band albums for purchase online but that isn’t really relevant.

    There is no silver bullet for security. This is something vendors have been spewing for years. Security is a complex problem and sadly no single tool can solve all aspects. Even when focusing on a specific challenge a layered approach is often recommended. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s good to understand the limitations of a technology or a particular approach but that knowledge often gives security teams the impression that they’re helpless against sophisticated attacks. You’re not helpless. While it is not a silver bullet, the security teams that are most successful at defending their organizations have done so by standing up (or at least outsourcing) their own Security Operations Center (SOC). Some might also refer to them as a Critical Incident Response Centers (CIRC), but for argument’s sake let’s use the two concepts interchangeably.

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