In the times in which we live, the question is not if your business will get hacked, but when.
If your business does get hacked and your data compromised, have you asked yourself how you would respond to that situation? Have you asked yourself if it could be a good idea to have an SOC (Security Operations Center) in place for when it does happen?
An SOC is simple a location where all of the data and security information for your business is held, saved, and analyzed. For example, it’s where you would store the personal information and financial data of your customers.
An SOC is comprised of several areas, including an operational room and an office for your supervisor. If your business ever is the victim of a cybersecurity hack, an SOC could be what saves you.
If you are in agreement that having an SOC for your business could be a good idea, there are certain questions you will need to ask yourself before you build one.
Here are the top three questions to ask if you think your business needs a Security Operations Center:
Question #1 – Is It Truly Necessary For My Business To Have An SOC?
There is a very simple answer to this question: as long as your company handles data that needs to be constantly monitored all the time, then this is crystal clear confirmation that an SOC is a must have for your business.
An SOC will allow your business to track your data 24/7, which means that you can quickly identify and detect threats in a very short period of time.
Question #2 – Can My Business Afford It?
Alright, so you need an SOC for sure. Now you just need to ask yourself if you have the funds required to construct the facility.
To find out the answer to this question, you will need to contact an SOC provider and work with them to see if they can build an SOC that is tailored to your budget (and needs).
Question #3 – Do I Have The Right Team?
An SOC is only as good as its team. Therefore, in order for your SOC to be successful, you need to have the right people for it who are trained in identifying and neutralizing cyber threats.
If you currently lack such a team, you’ll definitely need to hire one while your SOC is being built. It’s important to look for and hire a team while the SOC is being built rather than during if you want your SOC to be up and running on day one.
Security Operations Center For Your Business
Regardless of the industry your business is in, chances are you will benefit from having an SOC framework in place. This will be especially true if your business is very data centric.
If you agree that having an SOC will be a positive thing for your business, then these are the top four questions you will need to ask yourself.