Security Operations Center (SOC) Team: Key Roles & ResponsibilitiesSep Mon, 2018
The need for enhanced cyber security and managed detection response efforts at organizations has increased drastically in the last few years, as hackers and data breaches become more pertinent threats. The question organizations have had to answer is whether to build a security operations center (SOC) in-house or outsource to a managed security services provider (MSSP) like Secuvant. The option of employing an in-house team dedicated to the prevention and detection of cyber threats with the necessary security capabilities, is almost an impossible goal to achieve. The cost, time, and effort alone are obstacles organizations face when deciding to build a SOC team, with the goal of having greater control over their security. Outsourcing to an MSSP and co-managing cyber security can become a cost-effective solution in meeting an organization’s business goals and objectives, without the added effort and hassle of creating a SOC team in-house. Nevertheless, a SOC team, whether in-house or outsourced to an MSSP, include at least five key roles that help maintain security monitoring tools and investigate suspicious activities.