SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER
Building a Security Operations Center
SOC teams are responsible for monitoring, detecting, containing and remediating IT threats across applications, devices, systems, networks, and locations.
Using a variety of technologies and processes, SOC teams rely on the latest threat intelligence (e.g. indicators, artifacts, and other evidence) to determine whether an active threat is occurring, the scope of the impact, as well as the appropriate remediation.
Security operations center roles & responsibilities have continued to evolve as the frequency and severity of incidents continue to increase.
Building a SOC with Limited Resources is a Race Against Time
For many organizations (unless you work for a large bank), building a SOC may seem like an impossible task. With limited resources (time, staff, and budget), setting up an operations center supported by multiple monitoring technologies and real-time threat updates doesn’t seem all that DIY. In fact, you may doubt that you’ll have enough full-time and skilled team members to implement and manage these different tools on an ongoing basis. That’s why it’s essential to look for ways to simplify and unify security monitoring to optimize your SOC processes and team.
Thankfully, AlienVault provides the foundation you need to build a SOC - without requiring costly implementation services or large teams to manage it. With AlienVault USM™, AlienVault Labs Threat Intelligence, and AlienVault OTX™, you’ll achieve a well-orchestrated combination of people, processes, tools and threat intelligence. All the key ingredients for building a SOC.
In each chapter of this eBook, we’ll go into detail on each of these essential characteristics.