SOC stands for security operations center. SOC is a team or facility dealing with security issues within an organization. The goal is to detect, assess, and respond to security threats, increasing the organization’s resilience and helping to meet regulatory requirements.
There are different models for a SOC strategy, from in-house operations to outsourced resources. Large companies might have a dedicated facility where the SOC team supervises the site and controls access, alarms, vehicle barriers, and video surveillance. Other organizations might have only a team with specific security roles. Not all organizations have a 24/7 SOC because it requires specialized staffing and significant investments.
In cybersecurity, SOC focuses on protecting digital assets from cyber threats to prevent data breaches and business disruptions. Some of the specific functions include:
SOC benefits in cybersecurity include:
A successful SOC implementation has people, processes, and technology as its pillars. You’ll need to:
In cybersecurity, an effective SOC requires continuous monitoring of your network and digital assets. To detect vulnerabilities and threats, organizations need security tools capable of unified asset discovery and ongoingbehavioral analysis of every type of device in your environment.
Armis can give SOC teams the asset and network visibility required to eliminate blind spots and reduce risk exposures. The Armis platform discovers all devices on your network, including unmanaged devices that do not accommodate security agents. The Armis platform can also detect if a device or user is behaving abnormally and trigger proactive measures to secure your systems and data in case of a security incident.