Why are SOCs failing?

In this paper by Countercept, we examine why so many SOCs are unable to effectively detect and respond to attacks.

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Security Operation Centers (SOCs) have been implemented with the promise to proactively monitor the organization's digital assets. However, for far too many organizations, SOCs are failing to deliver on this promise having drowned in the data they've collected. In our experience of performing Compromise Assessments, almost every client has had a compromised system on the network – a compromised system of which the organization has been entirely unaware. 

Not every compromise can be prevented, but this paper aims to outline the questions that need to be asked to assess whether your SOC is working. And if it isn’t – or if you’re at the point of setting up or outsourcing your SOC – we outline the steps to take to help you guarantee a quantifiable return on your investment.

Some of the key points examined in the paper:

  • What evidence is there that SOCs are failing?

  • What are the classic mistakes businesses are making?

  • The impact of people

  • What is a better approach?

  • Top tips for success

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