A Security Operations Center (SOC) is an integral part of an organization's cyber security strategy, serving as a centralized function that combines people, process and technology to monitor and improve the security posture of a business. SOC analysts continuously monitor networks for potential security threats and promptly investigate any incidents that occur.
SOC is the core of any organization’s cybersecurity operations. It operates 24/7/365 to continuously monitor, detect, identify, analyze, contain and respond to threats and vulnerabilities. By leveraging the latest technologies and techniques, SOC teams are able to protect organizations from malicious attacks and data loss. Read more on function of a SOC.
SOCaaS or Managed SOC is a concept that enables organizations to outsource security monitoring and administration tasks to a third-party service provider. By doing so, companies can achieve greater flexibility, scalability, and adaptability in their security operations.
An in-house SOC is where the SOC facility is established within an individual organization. The team managing the SOC will also be an internal team hired by the company. But when a company opts for SOCaaS, they allow a 3rd party which is an established SOC company like Eventus to monitor, analyze and resolve their cybersecurity issues continuously.
While an in-house SOC may appear to be a good idea as it can be better tailored to meet a business's specific needs, it is not always easy to maintain the quality of in-house SOC. The initial setup costs and ongoing maintenance expenses are often expensive, making them unaffordable for many companies. Without the right expertise and resources, it would be challenging to keep the SOC up-to-date with the company's changing needs. An in-house SOC team may struggle to provide 24/7/365 monitoring and support, as well as prove inadequate in managing complex and sophisticated threats.
An effective SOC should continuously improve its processes, procedures, and technologies to keep up with evolving threats. It is essential for a SOC to have a comprehensive incident response plan that outlines the approach to detect, analyze, and address security incidents. The team behind a SOC is critical to its success. It is important to select a team with expertise in security technologies, threat analysis, incident response, and forensics to drive your SOC forward. Eventus Managed SOC Service harnesses the latest technology and the expertise of highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in handling complex security incidents. This service is designed to provide the utmost level of security for your organization.