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SOC Model Guide from Gartner®

Security & Risk Management Leaders: Identify & Implement the Ideal SOC Model For Your Business

“Selecting the appropriate security operation center model is challenging. Choosing the wrong SOC (security operation center) model can lead to a poor security posture, increased risk, and overexerted security teams. Security and risk management leaders should use this guide to identify which model aligns to their needs”.

Security and risk management leaders should make sure that their security operation center selection model is informed by IT architecture roadmaps, staffing, processes and business priorities.

We feel the Gartner Hybrid-Internal-Tiered (HIT) SOC Model Guide included in this paper report can aid you in identifying a model that most closely aligns to the requirements and needs of your organization.

Key Findings Inside the SOC Model Guide from Gartner:

  • “Security operation center (SOC) requirements are often under scoped and misaligned across the organization, resulting in dissatisfaction with the performance of the SOC function.
  • Failure to recognize the differences between different SOC model options forces organizations to select an antiquated or custom-made implementation that does not meet security objectives.
  • Operating a SOC in a linear or static manner without accounting for changes in organizational requirements and/or the threat landscape results in SOC degradation.”


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Gartner, SOC Model Guide by John Collins, Mitchell Schneider, Pete Shoard, 19 October 2021.

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