As the cost of cybercrime continues rising at an incredible pace, organizations are turning to the Security Operations Center for 24×7 protection. If you’re thinking about building your own SOC, here are the core components to consider when mapping out budget and impact.
Security Analysts, Security Engineers, and a SOC Manager are all needed on-site. In addition, 24×7 staffing is critical to catch intruders and malicious insiders before they impact your business.
SIEM + Professional Services
SIEM is the technology backbone of a SOC. Options include on-premises SIEM hardware appliances, virtual SIEM appliances, and co-managed SIEM offerings. However, SIEM is a complex technology to master, frequently requires challenging customizations to implement, and imposes high ongoing maintenance and tuning costs.
External Threat Intelligence
External threat intelligence is critical to understand indicators of compromise, evolving and emerging attack types and methods, profiles of recent victims, and incident severity.
Like with SIEM, various options are available. Tools are often priced with usage fees based on the number of scanned endpoints which contribute to cost unpredictability.
Arctic Wolf SOC-as-a-service includes all of these features and more!