An information security team that is in charge of continuously monitoring and evaluating an organization's security posture is housed in a security operations center (SOC). The objective of the SOC team is to identify, investigate, and respond to cybersecurity issues by utilizing a range of technological solutions and a solid foundation of procedures. Security analysts, engineers, and managers who handle security operations are often employed by security operations centers. SOC personnel closely collaborate with organizational incident response teams to guarantee that security issues are dealt with as soon as they are identified.

How it work?

The SOC team is in charge of the ongoing, operational aspect of business information security rather than formulating security strategy, designing security architecture, or putting defensive measures in place. The majority of the security analysts working in the security operations center are collaborating to identify, assess, respond to, document, and prevent cybersecurity issues. Some SOCs may also be able to examine occurrences using advanced forensic analysis, cryptanalysis, and malware reverse engineering. Building a defined strategy that takes into account business-specific objectives from various departments as well as input and support from executives is the first stage in establishing an organization's SOC. The infrastructure needed to support the strategy must be put in place after it has been created.

Address the Threat

The quicker a team can respond to a threat or security issue as a result of your security operations center protocols, the more efficiently you may reduce harm to your company. Reduce your mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) to a threat for any attack or incident that your organization experiences.

Your team will probably have a variety of remediation procedures because every security issue is unique. Patching or updating systems, conducting vulnerability checks, and updating or limiting network access are just a few security operations actions that can be included in remediation.

Conduct evaluations and reviews

Regardless of whether there was a real threat to your organization or if there was a false alarm, you should set up a strategy for performing frequent vulnerability scans. Your team may be able to use this to find potential technical problems and problems that your company has to address.

Make sure your organization confirms with the pertinent group as part of your evaluation to make sure it is still adhering to regulatory compliance obligations. To help you comply with cybersecurity regulations, LogRhythm security operations center technologies offer preconfigured compliance automation modules that target common rules and frameworks.

Prioritize and consider

Your team requires a process to quickly prioritize and address the issue if your corporate Security Operations Center believes there is a threat. When an alarm goes off, you must classify and prioritize alarms before deciding how to deal with the situation. Prioritizing alarms enables analysts to concentrate on dangers that need the most care.

LogRhythm Analysts can prioritize alarms with the use of the SmartResponseTM automation function of LogRhythm RespondX. Tasks like alerting analysts when an unusual event happens are automated via SmartResponse. This minimizes your response time by bringing analysts' attention to potential problems as soon as possible.