As cyber adversaries continue to use more sophisticated forms of attack, protecting an organisation’s digital infrastructure is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Organisations are looking for more effective security solutions, such as managed security operations centres (SOC), to protect their operations.
A SOC brings together security information and event management (SIEM) technology with a team of security experts that oversee and manage processes to continually monitor a network, actively search for threats and respond to any incidents.
However, investing in an in-house SOC can be costly, both in terms of the associated set up and maintenance costs, as well as the workforce and expertise required to manage it effectively.
It’s no surprise then that more and more businesses are turning to managed security services providers (MSSP) that offer SOC as a Service to handle all aspects of managing the security operations of their networks.
A SOC comprises a security team of analysts and engineers who are trained to identify, analyse and respond to cyber security threats, while continually working to prevent attacks. They do so by using a combination of technology and robust processes to monitor network vulnerabilities in real time. Security experts at the MSSP work as an extension of your security and/or IT team providing 24/7 monitoring of your security position and keep abreast of new and emerging threats.
A SOC will act against attacks by implementing the following processes:
Opting for a managed SOC takes the stress out of having to manage your cyber security in-house. There are numerous other benefits of implementing a managed SOC, including:
Here at CCL Group we have our own SOC and SIEM technology housed at our West Midlands base. By deploying our managed cyber security services, our clients have access to the latest technology, processes and experts to create a managed service configured to your exact requirements and aligned with the needs of the organisation.