SOC-as-a-Service: What You Need to Know

September 18, 2018 Arctic Wolf Networks

Today’s cybercriminals are clever, sophisticated, organized and typically determined to profit from the theft of sensitive data – by selling it on the dark web or by extorting organizations with ransomware and distributed denial-of-service bombardments.

Meanwhile, the security professionals who have the cybersecurity skills to perform threat hunting and forensics analysis are in high demand but low supply. There could be as many as 3.5 million cybersecurity vacancies by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

It’s the perfect storm to stress small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): A harrowing cyberthreat landscape paired with a shortage of the necessary experts to protect these businesses from criminal hackers.

Cue SOC-as-a-Service

Implementing a security operations center (SOC) provides an ideal approach to protecting organizational resources from cyberattacks. However, SMEs until recently have lacked the means to deploy the requisite people, processes and technologies for a fully functional SOC.

Even SMEs that incur the cost of owning a security information and event management (SIEM) solution struggle to aggregate and correlate thousands of daily security alerts. Furthermore, hackers can strike at any time of the day. Adequate threat detection and response requires 24/7 staffing of security engineers capable of investigating, triaging and responding to indicators of compromise in real time. It’s a tall order given the global infosec talent gap.

SOC-as-a-service, or SOCaaS, provides the following benefits:

  • Access to a team of security experts
  • Centralized visibility with actionable outcomes
  • Never deal with annoying false alarms
  • A simplified and predictable pricing model

Get the information you need today to learn how a cloud-based SOC-as-a-service can solve security headaches and while enabling you to avoid the security skills shortage.


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