How to Make Your Security Operations Center Future-Ready

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Security Operations Centers need capabilities that enable them to address their top use cases faster and more thoroughly in the face of evolving attacks. That’s the promise the security industry needs to make and can only deliver with the right architectural approach. As attackers evolve, organizations need to rethink the tactics and strategies deployed in their SOC.

During the pandemic, the reports of a surge in cyber-attacks spread across industries and organizations. Since then, security operations centers (SOCs) began to increasingly focus on detection and response activities.

Cyber-attacks continue to get worse, increasing in volume, pace, and complexity. To stay ahead of these ever-changing threats, the Security Operations Center (SOC) needs to evolve in crucial ways such as threat visibility, new/unknown attacks, active defense strategy, hunting and response to threats.

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It is important for firms to focus on adding efficiencies to the leverage of the SOC, as it rises to the challenge of primarily becoming a threat detection and response organization. For it to be effective and efficient, the future SOC needs to develop certain capabilities. It needs to:

Focus on data

Data is the backbone of security because it provides context for many internal and external sources, including systems, threats, risks, identity, and more. Security strategies driven by data provide the context to focus on relevant issues, prioritize, make the best decisions, and take appropriate action. Data-driven security also provides a feedback loop that allows teams to store and use data to improve forecasts and future threats.

Ensure that systems and tools can work together

Since the data that teams need for analysis is spread throughout the typical organization, bi-directional integrations allow teams to integrate that data. Open integration architecture enables the greatest access to data from all applications, threat feeds and other third-party sources. It also empowers teams to drive action back to those applications once a decision is made.

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Balance automation with human response

The most effective way to empower teams is to apply automation to repetitive, low-risk, time-consuming tasks and recognize that the need for human analysis still exists. Irregular, high-impact, and timely investigations are best led by a human analysts with automation simply augmenting the work. When there is a balance between human and machine, automation ensures that teams always have the best tool for the job.

The modern SOC is headed for stronger push back to cyber- attacks. It is now adopting numerous high end applications to meet its objective. Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) solutions are increasingly gaining traction in real use cases, and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is being touted as the most critical trend CISOs need to understand to increase detection accuracy and improve security operations efficiency and productivity. With threat intelligence as the foundation, these capabilities will propel SOCs even further on their mission to be better detection and response organizations, going forward.

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Swapnil Mishra is a seasoned business news reporter with a passion for cybersecurity and IT security. After watching Edward Snowden's documentary "Citizen 4", Swapnil became fascinated with the importance of privacy not just for individuals but also for institutions, including countries as well as businesses. Since then, she has started writing about data privacy, threat hunting, risk assessment, and other important cybersecurity topics. In her articles, Swapnil focuses on the latest cybersecurity threats and trends, and she emphasizes the need for businesses and organizations to take a proactive approach to cybersecurity. She believes that cybersecurity is not just an IT issue, but a business issue that requires collaboration between different departments and stakeholders. Swapnil's reporting often highlights the potential consequences of cyber attacks, including financial losses, reputational damage, and legal repercussions. She stresses the importance of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that includes risk assessments, employee training, incident response plans, and continuous monitoring. She has a keen eye for detail and a knack for breaking down complex technical concepts into easy-to-understand language. When she's not writing about cybersecurity, Swapnil enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and watching cat videos.