Four Tasks of a Security Operations Center
By Krystal Rennie / Adlumin, Inc.
Every IT department needs the support of a good Security Operations Center (SOC), and your department shouldn’t be any different. As cyberattacks continue to increase due to remote work demands, it has become undeniable that ensuring your organization’s safety is key to a healthy IT department and financial institution.
In our last blog post, we explored what a SOC is and its various capabilities. We learned that not only are SOCs an essential part of an ideal cybersecurity solution for your organization, they also have specific features that can ensure the safety of your network. This blog will explore a security operations center’s various tasks and why it should matter to your company.
What Tasks Does a SOC Complete?
A security operations center has multiple capabilities that all work together to provide 24/7 monitoring, detection, and alerts. Its primary goal is to help organizations expand their cybersecurity capabilities without breaking the budget and defend against the latest and most sophisticated cyberattacks. You can typically purchase 24/7 SOC support for half the cost of hiring one full-time person, which is easy to convey to your Board of Directors and CEO.
Let’s explore the four critical tasks of a SOC, according to EC-Council: