Category Archives: soc

SOC-as-a-Service promises threat protection in a world of scarce resources

Despite more than a few decades’ worth of technological advancement and millions of dollars’ worth of research, cyber threats continue to flourish. The situation has been wreaking havoc—and creating financial nightmares—in virtually every industry around the world. In fact, the average cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and now costs $3.92 million on average —according to Ponemon. And if your company is like most of the ones I … More

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The persistent struggle to improve SOC productivity reveals the need for newer SIEM technologies

On average, security personnel in U.S. enterprises waste approximately 25 percent of their time chasing false positives because security alerts or indicators of compromise (IOCs) are erroneous, a Ponemon Institute and Exabeam joint research reveals. The report also highlighted the need for security operations centre (SOC) productivity improvements, citing that security teams must evaluate and respond to nearly 4,000 security alerts per week. The persistent struggle to improve productivity revealed the need for newer security … More

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How effective is your security operations center?

While the SOC is considered an essential or important component of business, most security professionals rate their SOC’s effectiveness as low, and 49 percent say it is not fully aligned with business needs, according to a survey conducted by Devo Technology in partnership with the Ponemon Institute. Problems such as a lack of visibility into the network and IT infrastructure, a lack of confidence in the ability to find threats, and workplace stress on the … More

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