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Do you Need A Security Operations Center?

August 24, 2021

A security operations center or SOC is a centralized team in an organization that monitors the IT network for incidents and supports the cyber security response process.

A post by Cameron Krivanek on the Security Boulevard website ( lists the best practices for an effective SOC.

  1. Understand the feasibility, including budget constraints and need for staffing.
  2. Determine what services the organization needs and desires.
  3. Develop use cases and data sources for monitoring and compliance.
  4. Choose cohesive and flexible technologies.
  5. Select whether you want a dedicated (in house), outsourced or hybrid SOC.
  6. Define measurable and relevant metrics.
  7. Integrate documentation into the process.  

A properly planned and implemented SOC is an organization's first line of cyber security defense.