Security Operations

Security Operations refers to the ongoing activities and processes that organizations implement to detect, respond to, and mitigate Cyber Security threats and incidents.

This page gives you a brief overview of the most important aspects and areas we can help you with:

Security Operations Center (SOC)

Security Operations is usually performed within a Security Operations Center (SOC) and involves various areas and tasks including:

Security Monitoring and Threat Detection. Security operations teams employ advanced technologies, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), and threat intelligence platforms, to monitor your organization’s networks, systems, and applications for suspicious activities or known threats. These tools generate alerts and notifications when potential threats are detected.

Incident Management and Response is another important part of SOC operations. Security operations teams are supposed to have well-defined incident response plans and procedures in place and when an incident occurs, they coordinate and execute the necessary steps to contain and mitigate the impact. This includes investigating the incident, identifying the root cause, implementing necessary remediation measures, and documenting lessons learned for future improvement.

Incident Monitoring and Reporting. SOC teams are supposed to generate reports and provide regular updates on security incidents, vulnerabilities, and threat landscape to executives and other stakeholders. These reports include information about the types of threats, your organization’s response, and the effectiveness of existing security controls.

Security Tools and Technologies. SOC teams are responsible for managing and maintaining your organization’s security tools and technologies. This includes implementing patches and updates, configuring the tools to align with your organization’s security policies, and ensuring the tools are operating effectively to provide accurate and timely information.

Security Incident Coordination. SOC teams work closely with other internal teams, such as IT, legal, and human resources, as well as external partners, to coordinate and respond to security incidents effectively. This collaboration ensures a cohesive and unified response, minimizing disruptions and facilitating swift recovery.

Threat Intelligence and Proactive Defense. Security operations teams continuously monitor the threat landscape, gathering intelligence about emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques. This information is used to proactively strengthen defenses, update security controls, and enhance your organization’s overall security posture.

We can help you with the deployment and maintenance of your own Security Operations Center (SOC) or you may implement Security Operations by outsourcing various components and tasks.

SOC as a Service

We offer different flavors of SOC as a Service(co-managed, fully managed), and, if desired, can also include Managed Detection & Response (MDR) services. Our MDR services are more proactive, and threat focused than traditional MSSP services, and involve security analysts with specialized skills in threat hunting, incident response, and forensic analysis.

If you decide to implement your own SOC, we can assist you defining your SOC process, hire and educate your SOC team, and build your SOC using various sophisticated tools like:

      • Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)
      • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS)
      • Extended Endpoint Detection and Response (XDR)
      • User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
      • Network Traffic Analysis (NTA)
      • Network Detection and Response (NDR)

However, there are several significant benefits of a SOC as a Service setup:

Cost Savings. Setting up an in-house SOC requires a significant investment in personnel, infrastructure, and training. By outsourcing SOC operations to an expert company your organization can save costs related to staffing, training, and infrastructure.

Access to Expertise. We have highly skilled security professionals who specialize in managing and monitoring security incidents. These experts have the latest knowledge and expertise to detect and respond to security incidents quickly.

Advanced Security Technologies. We also have access to the latest security technologies and tools that are expensive for organizations to purchase and maintain. By outsourcing your SOC operations your organizations can leverage these technologies without the need for related expertise and investment.

24/7 Monitoring. Security incidents can happen anytime, day or night. We offer 24/7 monitoring, providing your organization with round-the-clock protection against threats.

Faster Incident Response. We can quickly respond to security incidents and provide remediation guidance, helping your organization minimize the impact of a breach.

Reduced Complexity. Managing a SOC in-house requires significant investment in infrastructure, staff, and tools. By outsourcing SOC services to an expert company, your organization can reduce the complexity of maintaining and managing your own SOC, freeing up resources to focus on core business activities.

Lower Cyber Risk. An expert company like us has a larger team of security experts with a wider range of expertise and experience in detecting and responding to threats. This leads to quicker threat detection and response times, which reduces the impact of a cyber-attack on your organization’s operations and reputation. Additionally, we always use the latest security technologies and best practices, which helps reduce the overall cyber risk for your organization.

Scalability. As a specialized expert company, we can scale our services to meet the changing needs of our clients. This allows your organization to adjust your security services as your business grows or as new threats emerge.

Compliance. Many companies are subject to industry-specific compliance regulations. As an external provider we can help you to meet these compliance requirements by providing regular reports and audit documentation that demonstrate your adherence to these regulations.

CISO as a Service

A Chief Information Security Officer is an essential job role when it comes to Cyber Security as he / she is responsible for defining, implementing, and maintaining your organization’s security policy and measures. A CISO is also the highest level of hierarchy in a Security Operations Center.

However, many organizations are not that large to justify hiring a full-time, experienced CISO. Therefore, we offer to perform all the responsibilities of a CISO as a service, so your organization can benefit from the expertise and experience of a seasoned CISO while not being required to hire such a person.

Security Analytics

Security Analytics is an advanced service and refers to the automated analysis of collected and aggregated critical data sources for threat detection and security monitoring. It provides security operations center (SOC) teams with better visibility into the unique environments of organizations, improving threat detection, investigations, and response. As an evolution of SIEM, Security Analytics synthesizes raw data collection and makes it actionable, managing infrastructure complexity, increasing data volumes, and quickly identifying evolving threats. Security Analytics platforms converge logs from network, identity, endpoint, application, and other security-relevant sources to generate high-fidelity behavioral alerts and facilitate rapid incident analysis, investigation, and response.

While Security Analytics platforms have been around for decades, the market continues to evolve as modern security operations teams seek tool consolidation and demand more automation to drive better security outcomes. The MITRE ATT&CK framework has been widely adopted by SecOps teams, and most vendors now map their solutions to the framework for detection, investigations, and response. The ability to granularly map to ATT&CK indicates the quality of the analytics because it shows that the analytics engine can interpret the observed or collected data.

We can either help you to select and deploy the right tool(s) if you are operating your own SOC or we can include this service into our SOC as a Service engagement.

Threat Hunting

Threat Hunting is a proactive approach that involves actively searching for cyber threats that may have gone undetected by existing security measures. It’s an iterative process that involves analyzing data, identifying potential indicators of compromise, and investigating them to determine if they represent actual security threats.

Threat Hunting is typically performed by a dedicated team of security analysts who use a variety of tools and techniques to identify potential threats. These tools may include network and endpoint monitoring tools, data analysis platforms, and machine learning algorithms that can help identify anomalies and potential indicators of compromise.

The goal of Threat Hunting is to identify and neutralize potential security threats before they can cause damage or disrupt business operations. This is achieved by identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities, stopping cyber-attacks before they can succeed, and responding quickly and effectively to security incidents when they do occur.

We provide Threat Hunting as part of our Managed Detection & Response (MDR) services.