Before knowing why a security operations centre (SOC) is important we must first understand what one is.
A Security Operations Centre (SOC) is a central location where an information/cyber security team monitors, detects, analyses and resolves cybersecurity incidents. This security team is often available 24/7, 365 days a year and is made up of security analysts who monitor all activity on servers, websites, databases, networks, applications, end devices and other systems, with the sole purpose of detecting possible security threats and malicious activity and averting them as quickly as possible to maintain a high integrity of data and systems.
Here at Fundamentals First, we have highly qualified security analysts who use state of the art tools to detect, analyse, respond to, and prevent cyber security incidents.
Having an SOC is critical in any size enterprise. Without having that team of qualified experts, many harmful attacks can go undetected.
With a Security Operations Centre there will be improved threat management which is available 24/7, and a large, qualified team who can detect and hunt down threats, preventing any malicious attempts at breaching the system. As well as this an SOC team can analyse the attacks and use the data they get from analysing to find better ways to protect the systems and networks, preventing future attacks.
Establishing an in-house Security Operations Centre that can keep up with the advancing sophistication of cyber attacks is out of reach for all but the largest companies. Even with the biggest of budgets, there is the continual need to hire and train security professionals, manage governance and procure software. Whereas outsourcing to our SOC gives you access to advanced security analytics and cutting-edge detection technology, letting you get on with running your business, safe in the knowledge that specialists are proactively guarding your systems.
Cyber attacks and ransomware are becoming more complex and more common. Your organisation is already in the fight. Stack the odds more in your favour, by getting Fundamentals First’s Security Operations Centre protecting you today.