$3.92 million– yes, that was the average amount of a data breach in 2019! With businesses getting dependent on technologies & cybersecurity attacks always on the rise, this cost of a data breach is expected to rise further. Companies also perceive Cloud-based security as a significant threat if they don’t have dedicated security staff. However, on an optimistic note having a Security Operations Center (SOC) is helping the companies of all sizes to manage their cybersecurity risks effectively.
What is SOC?
SOC represents a team of cybersecurity professionals that are proactively dedicated to preventing all kind of data breaches as well as other cybersecurity threats. The final goal of SOC is to monitor, detect, investigate, and respond to all the potential forms of cyber threats at all times.
The team members present in a SOC team deploy various technological solutions along with processes. These include- security information and event management (SIEM) systems, firewalls, detection of breaches, and intrusions. The SOC teams also deploy various tools for performing vulnerability scans in the network against possible threats and weaknesses.