This week, an article on DarkReading served as a good reminder that technology alone can only take us so far in the fight against cyber threats. The role of trained security staff cannot be simply replaced by automation.
A few months back, I shared how to get a 24x7 SOC without hiring. Today, let’s talk more about why you can’t afford to wait to get a 24x7 SOC up and running. Every company, no matter what industry or size, is now the target of cyberattacks. There is no organization immune from the threat posed by internal and external threats. Smaller companies may be even more susceptible to the risks of security breaches, ransomware, and intellectual property theft, simply because they often lack the resources needed to properly monitor, identify incidents, and respond in a timely fashion.
SOC as a service can be a cost-effective alternative for organizations who struggle with the time, budget, or trained staff needed to build and manage their own 24x7 SOC. A SOC-as-a-Service solution will help provide the extra eyes for 24x7 coverage along with security expertise and guidance for remediating potential security incidents that are detected. Services typically also install and tune the necessary technology, removing this burdensome task from your organization. Here are three reasons to consider SOC as a Service:
As a Solutions engineer, we have the privilege of listening to mid-sized and large organizations that are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing cyber security landscape. This blog post will provide insight and hopefully educate those with one or more of the following signs that a Security as a Service was needed yesterday.
Let’s pause though. What is Security as a Service? This is a software-as-a-service security program that comprehensively identifies threats, helps mitigate risk and meet compliance. Generally, this is comprised of a balance between People, Process, and Technology.
Is your team overwhelmed and under-resourced? Extend your team and gain a 24x7 SOC without hiring for a single new position. Given the shortage of security talent in the market today, it can be extremely difficult to hire and retain qualified staff even if you have the resources. For those who don’t, it can be near to impossible.