What is a security operations center (SOC)?
The security operations center is team dedicated to securing the enterprise. There are three large components of a SOC: 1) the people (analysts, architects, managers, and engineers), 2) the technologies and tools used in day to day operations, and 3) the frameworks and methodologies the team puts into practice. The chief objective of the security operations center is to detect, investigate, triage, and respond to real-time and historical threats to reduce cyber risk across the organization.
Clarifying the distinction between the SOC & NOC
Both the security operations center (SOC) and network operations center (NOC) drive critical cybersecurity functions within an organization, each with a different focus. The NOC is designed to identify, mitigate, and respond to network availability and performance issues, while the SOC protects an enterprise’s information assets. In the modern business, the SOC and NOC must work closely together to resolve incidents and keep the business up and running.
Factors That Impact SOC Effectiveness
Below are the common challenges faced by SOC teams: