Enterprise security has changed radically over the last 10 years. Antivirus and spam filters no longer provide adequate protection. Attackers bypass preventive controls and access networks for weeks, sometimes months, before they’re caught—if they get caught. No company is safe.
Large enterprises build security operations centers (SOCs) to stop these advanced threats, but smaller companies lack the resources. To continue to compete in the cyberworld, small and medium enterprises must have equal access to advanced security capabilities. As a smaller enterprise, your organization needs the ability to:
• Detect and respond to advanced security threats in real time
• Leverage the expertise of an experienced security staff to improve your overall security posture
• Work with skilled security engineers who understand your IT environment and business risks
• Reduce the cost of protecting your IT environment
• Focus on the business, knowing a trusted provider has your back
This book explores how any company can take advantage of a SOC-as-a-service to obtain the security capabilities and outcomes that until recently were only accessible to large enterprises.
Chapters at a Glance
Chapter 1, “Cyberthreats—The Great Equalizer,” examines how cyberthreats have evolved, and their impact on small and medium enterprises.
Chapter 2, “Why Point Products Are Not Enough,” explains the role of point products in a modern security strategy, as well as the challenges they present.
Chapter 3, “Why a SIEM Solution Is Not Sufficient,”
describes SIEM solutions and their capabilities, and why they have a high failure rate.
Chapter 4, “Understanding the Security Operations Center,” explains what a SOC is and the technology,
people, and processes that comprise one.
Chapter 5, “SOC Options—Getting What You Need,” reviews the three options for obtaining SOC capabilities.
Chapter 6, “The Role of Managed Services,” introduces the capabilities of various managed services providers, including managed detection and response.
Chapter 7, “A Closer Look at SOC-as-a-Service,”explores the inner workings of SOCaaS and how it
complements managed services.
Chapter 8, “Top 10 Next-gen SOCaaS Capabilities,” enumerates criteria for choosing a SOCaaS provider.