Does Your Business Need a Security Operations Center (SOCaaS)?
Many organizations want to take a more proactive approach to security, but they can't keep up with the thousands of alerts they receive each day and lack proper context to prioritize vulnerabilities. This creates gaps in their cybersecurity posture and leaves the door open to bad actors. But the concerns over cyber vulnerability go well beyond your company's security posture.
Here Are 3 Signs Your Business Would Benefit from SOC-as-a-Service:
1. Different Security Concerns Across Departments
Cyber vulnerability creates different pain points, depending on where you are within your organization. Members of the C-suite may be focused on reputational damage from a security breach, while your IT manager and staff are trying to address security alert fatigue. Here are just a few pain points that may be cropping up across your departments:
- CXO - business and reputation risk, concerns over becoming the victim of an attack, experiencing data loss/theft/downtime
- VP/Director of IT - need to maximize operational efficiency, high volume of false positives, need for actionable reporting and dashboards
- IT Manager / IT Staff - alert fatigue, not knowing what vulnerabilities to prioritize, lack of proper incident response (IR) workflows, too many security tools to manage
Your business leaders shouldn't have to sacrifice their operational responsibilities for cybersecurity concerns. That's why iCorps SOC-as-a-Service enables organizations to continuously ingest logs and analyze data from their endpoints, networks, and cloud environments to quantify digital risks. Security operations experts work directly with your customers to discover risks beyond simple vulnerabilities, benchmark the current state of the IT environment, and implement risk management processes that harden your organization's security posture over time.
2. Lack of Centralized Expertise
Your business leaders and IT team have security questions and deserve answers. But without expert guidance, trying to build out a Security Operations Center in-house can be a costly and lengthy process. Think about your organization. Who works there currently, and could answer the following questions:
- How many Tier-1 and Tier-2 SOC analysts do you have on staff?
- In what areas of security does your team have experience?
- What gaps do you have in your posture?
- How many security tools does your team manage across your environment?
- What workflow does your team follow to detect and respond to threats?
- How do you scan for misconfigurations in your cloud environment?
All of these questions require input from experience security professionals, who know how to leverage a Security Operations Center to create a more holistic view of your organization.
3. A Need to Strengthen Your Current Security Effectiveness
Investing in SOC-as-a-Service can reap dividends across your security initiatives. With SOC-as-a-Service, your team can optimize existing IT and security controls for better prevention, and then send all telemetry to a cloud platform for storage, enrichment, and analysis. External IT experts can establish 24x7 monitoring, threat hunting and triage so that you can quickly identify and respond to advanced threats, critical vulnerabilities and lurking misconfigurations. And finally, this partnership will help your business regularly review your cybersecurity posture and make informed recommendations for improvement.
As organizations continue to adapt to new cloud strategies and deploy the latest technologies as their attack surface expands, they widen the door to potential threats and vulnerabilities. That's why today's businesses must learn to manage their digital risk. With iCorps SOC-as-a-Service, we offer an operational approach to security:
- Broad visibility - you can't protect what you can't see. Too many organizations have blind spots that result in them missing critical security events
- 24x7 coverage - the bad guys never take a day off. Partnering with solution providers gives organizations 24x7 monitoring, threat detection, incident response and the proactive risk management for a fraction of the cost of building their own SOC.
- Access to expertise - it isn't enough to have eyes on the glass. The solution should enable organizations to consult with a named certified cybersecurity expert who acts as an extension of their team and knows the environment inside and out
- Strategic guidance - security is a journey, not a destination. Take key learnings from security incidents and consider what it means for the overall security program, continually review the architecture and configurations to minimize the attack surface and deploy proactive countermeasures to further harden the environment against future attacks.
- Continuous improvement - security should get stronger and organizations should get more resilient over time. This can only happen if a strategy is implemented and progress is diligently benchmarked against it.
New risks beyond vulnerabilities, such as system misconfigurations or corporate credential exposures, are difficult for traditional tools to discover and represent attack vectors for bad actors to exploit. If you're overwhelmed with alerts, struggling with what to prioritize, or wondering what risks you're missing, iCorps can help. Reach out today for a free IT consultation.