Information security landscape is constantly changing. New threats are arising, existing ones are taking new forms and some disappear when world changes. Within this constantly changing landscape information security measures must also change. A Security Operations Center (SOC) is the operational element that enables this. SOC is a centralized function where security threats are monitored, contained and remediated.
Security Operations Center is a function that every organization should have in some form. Constant monitoring of security threats and the ability to mitigate is the only way to maintain organizations’ security. There are several different ways how SOC function can be implemented. Some organizations have they own SOC with dedicated personnel, premises and tools while some buy it as a service from third party security companies. Some have a full-blown SOC with all the modern prevention, detection and remediation tools while most just have a simple monitoring of critical security events. No matter which approach your company chooses to take Nixu can help you.
A modern SOC is not just about monitoring security; it is as much or even more about the ability to handle security threats. Handling modern security threats such as targeted attacks or even modern malware attacks is not a trivial task. Basic security tools like firewalls and antivirus will not help you. You need trained security professional that are able to lead the investigation and who have special tools required.
But before you can react you must also be able to detect. When building an in-house SOC or buying it as a service it is important to make sure that you get both the ability to detect and the ability to react. It is also important to understand that there are no silver bullets or single products that will make your organization safe. You need balanced mixture of good tools, processes and specially trained people.
Nixu provides a wide set of SOC related services that support SOC operations and services that help organizations to build SOC. Nixu has been involved in several SOC definitions and building projects and Nixu provides operational security services such as CSIRT to several SOCs. As an independent security consultancy Nixu has a good capability to operate in multivendor environments.