What does 24x7x365 Security Operations (SoC As A Service) Entail?


An expert team of cybersecurity professionals, equipped with the right tools and experience, monitoring your business systems round the clock - that’s what 24x7x365 managed cybersecurity services entail. 

An effective security operations center is the backbone of your cyber defense system. As threats continue to evolve, so should your organisation. And 24x7x365 security operations provide a service model that is customised to your business needs, remaining flexible and adaptable as your business changes.

Why Your Business Needs SOC As A Service


A Cheaper Solution

 

Maintaining infrastructure and networks in-house can result in huge cost overheads. Outsourcing your SOC needs can help you reduce operational costs, lower IT expenses, and also conserve  capital budget. 

24/7 Monitoring By Experts

 

With SOC As A Service, you have security experts monitoring your network 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Our security experts do more than just monitor your network at all times. 

Experience & Skill To Deal With Complex Processes

Our SOC has the processes, infrastructure and manpower in place to handle the most complex of problems on a daily basis.

What is a Security Operations Centre? 


A Security Operation Center (SOC) is a dedicated function within a business employing people, processes, and technology to continuously monitor and improve the organisation's information security posture. The SOC's main focus is preventing, detecting, analysing, and responding to cybersecurity incidents.

A SOC acts like the command centre within a business, taking in data from across a business's networks, devices, appliances, and information databases, wherever those assets reside. The increase of advanced cyber threats emphasises the importance of collecting context from diverse sources. Essentially, the SOC is the correlation point for every event logged within the business that is being monitored. For each of these events, the SOC must decide how they will be managed and acted upon.

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Key Functions of a SOC 


Prepare & Inform

 

The SOC is responsible for informing the rest of the organisation about the newest security innovations, the latest trends in cybercrime and the development of new threats on the horizon.

 

Preventative Maintenance

 

A SOC serves to uphold a business's defenses including regularly maintaining and updating existing systems; updating firewall policies; patching vulnerabilities; and whitelisting, blacklisting and securing applications.

 

Proactive Monitoring

 

Utilising SIEM tools to monitor the network around the clock allows the SOC to be notified immediately of emerging threats, giving them the best chance to prevent or mitigate harm. 

Managing & Ranking Alerts

 

Alerts issued by the monitoring tools need to be managed and ranked by the SOC. The SOC should discard any false positives, and determine how aggressive any actual threats are and what they could be targeting.

Incident Response

 

As soon as a security incident occurs the SOC is responsible for performing actions like shutting down or isolating endpoints, terminating harmful processes (or preventing them from executing), deleting files, and more. 

 

Incident Recovery & Investigation

 

Post an incident a SOC will work to restore systems and recover any lost or compromised data. Once recovery has been achieved, the SOC will also be responsible for investigating exactly what happened when, how and why.

 

Log Management

 

The SOC is responsible for collecting, maintaining, and regularly reviewing the log of all network activity and communications to define a baseline for “normal” network activity. Identifying a baseline can be used in the future to reveal the existence of threats and can be used for remediation  of an incident.

Compliance Management

 

The SOC is responsible for regularly auditing their systems to ensure compliance with such regulations, which may be issued by their organisation, by their industry, or by governing bodies. Examples of these regulations include ISO 27001, PCI DSS and the UK GDPR. 

 Cybersecurity Management at StickmanCyber


StickmanCyber's 24x7x365 security operations provides a reliable, flexible and scalable solution for the effective management of your cybersecurity program. The benefits include:

  • Unified, co-ordinated security monitoring
  • Simple security event management and reporting
  • Continuous threat intelligence
  • Fast deployment
  • Multiple security functions without multiple consoles

Here's a look at our basic methodology for security operations:

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