Tag Archives: SOC

SOC Book: Chapter 1 Available for Download

Just published first chapter draft of the my latest book: “CyberSecurity Arm Wrestling: Winning the perpetual fight against crime by building a modernSecurity Operations Center“. This chapter is available for immediate download by clicking here. The chapter covers the following … Continue reading

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Scalable Log Collection as Foundation of SOC

Logs provide a wealth of information and that is one of the reasons that almost all security standards and frameworks (NIST, ISO, PCI, and others) emphasize on collection, storage, and analysis of log data as one of the key aspects … Continue reading

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Defining SOC Scope

While defining SOC mission and goals are key starting points, defining SOC scope is crucial to manage the overall SOC project and break a large multi-year project into smaller phases and milestones. This also helps in managing cost and simplify … Continue reading

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Building a Successful Security Operations Center (SOC): Part 4

SOC Planning – Defining SOC Scope Defining scope for the SOC is crucial for its success and to determine stakeholders for the SOC. The scope will help determine cost, associates needed to run the SOC, SOC processes and many other … Continue reading

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Building a Successful Security Operations Center Part 3: SOC Budget Calculator

Sometime back I published an article “What it Really Takes to Stand up a SOC”. This included a MindMap showing everything you need to consider while making a decision about establishing an internal Security Operations Center. Since then, many people … Continue reading

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2016 CISO MindMap – What do InfoSec Professionals Do?

Please note that this is an older post An updated MindMap available here. It took some time to update the CISO MindMap but finally it is here. Thanks to all who provided suggestions for this update. A very rapid change … Continue reading

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What it really takes to stand up a SOC

IDC (and other analysts) predict information security, threat intelligence, data analytics, hunting, among others, are expected to grow and become more important part of a CISO’s strategy in 2015 and beyond. If one has money and backing of a large organization, … Continue reading

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