What is a Security Operations Center (SOC), and why do you need one?
Gartner defines a SOC as both a team, often operating in shifts around the clock, and a facility dedicated to and organized to prevent, detect, assess and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents, and to fulfill and assess regulatory compliance.
Essentially, having a SOC is like having your own Cybersecurity NASA, except your company won’t get government funding for having one.
Having a SOC provides many benefits to your organization’s cybersecurity though.
5 Benefits of Having a Security Operations Center
- Real-Time Defense
While it’s nice to have MCAS, MFA, anti-virus, anti-malware software, and firewalls (everything listed in our Risk Mitigation Checklist), these are all programs that can only detect and quarantine threats.
They can’t, however, combat something like a network breach in real-time.
The longer a hacker spends inside your network after breaching it, the higher the chance they will succeed at siphoning money out of your business.
- Active Threat Awareness
A team dedicated to securing your organization will be in constant contact with your business and will be aware of all ongoing threats and cybersecurity trends, so they can adjust their strategy to prevent your business from becoming the next headline in the news.
- Active Management of Network Vulnerabilities
In addition to staying up to date on current cybersecurity threats, a SOC can also detect any vulnerabilities in your network before others can and take corrective actions.
- Security Log Management
If you do happen to get breached, if you have a SOC, not only will they be able to fight off the hacker, but they can also forward the security log to you and law enforcement to prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.
- Reduced Cybersecurity Costs
While a SOC might seem expensive upfront, they are protecting your business 24/7. Hackers don’t stop working at 5pm, and if having a team at the ready saves your business even once from a ransomware attack or getting breached than the cost of the SOC has already paid for itself and then some.
When your SOC stops a hacker
Can I Afford a Security Operations Center?
As you can probably guess, it’s expensive to hire your own internal SOC operating 24/7. You probably can’t afford one unless you’re secretly a billionaire, in which case you probably already have one.
You probably also don’t waste any of your precious time reading blogs on the internet.
I’m going to assume you’re not a billionaire though and do have a budget you are trying to stick to.
Luckily, TechHouse is now offering SOC as a Service with SafetyPlus SOCTM for the low cost of $4 per device per month (with a 50-seat minimum).
You’ll get all the benefits listed above without having to sell your or your employees’ kidneys.
Thanks to TechHouse you can hold on to these guys.
Contact us today if you’re ready to bring your security to the next level with a SOC you can afford.