Tag Archives: SOC

Security Hygiene

While responsibilities of leaders in information security are very extensive as shown in the CISO MindMap, following are seven foundational and “must-have” capabilities that every information security program should have. If any of these capabilities is missing, the first priority … Continue reading

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No-Hype Use of LLMs in Cybersecurity

Three use cases of Large Language Models (LLMs) to save time and immediately enhance productivity While there is tremendous hype around LLMs, many people in Cybersecurity are still struggling to put news tools like ChatGPT and Google Bard to practice. … Continue reading

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A Conference Dedicated to Security Operations Center (SOC)

As shown in CISO MindMap 2023, job of security professionals is complex and Security Operations Center (SOC) is a significant part of this job. SOC analysts are stressed out by overwhelming number of incidents and dealing with these incidents in a timely … Continue reading

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CISO MindMap 2023: What do InfoSec Professionals Really do?

Most people outside the Cybersecurity profession don’t fully realize and appreciate the complexity of a security professional’s job. Since 2012, CISO MindMap has been an effective educational tool to communicate CISO responsibilities and has enabled security professionals to design and … Continue reading

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Podcast: CISO MindMap and Recommendations for 2022-23

Recently we recorded a podcast with CISO Tradecraft focusing on CISO MindMap 2022 and recommendations for 2022-23. As a reference the latest CISO MindMap is available here and detailed recommendations page is also available here. You can listen to the … Continue reading

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PDF Version of Book: Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling available for download

The PDF version of my latest book “Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling – Winning the perpetual fight against crime by building a modern Security Operations Center (SOC)” is now available for download. You can share this link, print it, and use it … Continue reading

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Six Essential Ingredients for Building a Successful Security Operations Center (SOC)

Over years of my professional work and research, I found six ingredients absolutely necessary for success of any SOC, big or small. When you combine these ingredients with continuous improvement activities, you will get excellent business results. On the other … Continue reading

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Achieving Excellence in SOC Operations and Incident Response

Draft of Chapter 7 of my book “Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling – Winning the perpetual fight against crime by building a modern Security Operations Center” is complete and available for download. This chapter is about “Operate” part of the “Plan-Design-Build-Operate” strategy and … Continue reading

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What is a Next Generation SOC and does it Cost More?

Historically Security Operations Centers (SOC) have been a combination of people, processes, and technology designed to protect information systems, detect and respond to incidents to minimize damage. Many times SOC were built to meet fundamental needs for log collection and … Continue reading

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The Case for a SOC Conference

With digital economy taking a foothold, the CISO’s work is just getting more complex as new technologies are adopted by businesses, strict privacy laws are enacted globally, and attack surface is expanding by each day. Networks are no longer confined to data centers or corporate offices, and older ideas of managing security operations are obsolete. Continue reading

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