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Why small businesses should have an SOC

It is important for any business, big or small, to have a security operations centre (SOC). 

A Security Operations Centre 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.

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. This is just an unreachable goal for smaller companies.

Without an SOC, businesses are susceptible to a higher amount of attacks, which can cause downtime, resulting in monetary losses, which can be very serious for a small business. An investigation by an American based intelligence company, the International Data Corporation, shows that 80% of small businesses have experienced downtime at some point in the past, with costs ranging from $82,200 to $256,000.

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.

Our UK based 24×7 Security Operations Centre can keep your organisation secure all year round.

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.

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