What is security operations (SecOps)?
Security operations is the banding together of security and operations to secure the enterprise. The SecOps function is typically centered in the security operations center, or SOC. SecOps consists of the people (analysts, architects, managers, engineers), the technologies they own and leverage, and the frameworks and methodologies they practice. The chief objective of a SecOps team 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.