What is SOC-As-A-Service and How Does Secuvant Differentiate It’s Service Offering

Aug Fri, 2018

What is SOC-As-A-Service and How Does Secuvant Differentiate It’s Service Offering Image

SOC-As-A-Service

The need for cybersecurity and risk management solutions at organizations has grown exponentially over the years, as security incidents and data breaches continue to occur across industries. Managing cyber risk and protecting an organization’s information has become a collaborative effort between executive teams, IT teams, and third-party providers. A recent study has shown that executives are now considering cybersecurity as a top priority for risk management, because they consider a cyber incident as a business disruption with the greatest potential to impact their business operations. For organizations who need to begin managing their cyber risk and securing their data, but don’t have the resources to create their own security team in house, can benefit greatly from SOC-As-A-Service.
 

What is SOC-As-A-Service?

First, SOC stands for “Security Operations Center” which is a team or facility dedicated to monitoring, assessing, and defending an organization’s information systems such as websites, applications, databases, datacenters and servers, networks, desktops and other endpoints. SOC-As-A-Service is outsourcing the security operations center that a managed security services provider (MSSP) offers, to organizations who lack the resources to improve their security posture and provide enhanced visibility of their cyber risk.
 
Managed Detection Response (MDR) services like the one from Secuvant, can offer SOC-As-A-Service in multiple ways such as fully managed, co-managed, or custom built to an organization’s needs and business environment.
 

What Makes Secuvant’s SOCAAS Unique?

Secuvant has become an industry leader in offering SOC-As-A-Service based on our Secuvant Cyber7™ approach, which maps an organization’s needs to their cybersecurity gaps and risks. Secuvant’s SOC-As-A-Service encompasses three overarching components: People, Process, and Technology.
 
People: Secuvant offers a four-tiered SOC team comprised of network/cyber architectural engineers and certified risk professionals focused on managed detection and response (MDR). The SOC team will analyze the network environment and technologies to properly place and configure network threat sensors, log collectors, and scanners. We provide cyber analysts dedicated to understanding the alerts they are receiving, threat hunting, and distinguishing between false positives and real threats. Moreover, Secuvant SOC Analysts can advise IT personnel on topics ranging from threats, malware, quarantining, detection and removal to isolation and segmentation.
 
Process: Secuvant’s process includes:
  • High touch model working with clients and not just throwing alerts over to clients
  • Risk management and advisory escalation to vCISO leadership
  • Risk Management software to prioritize risks and help with strategy
  • Custom use cases to hunt for threats
  • Alerting and reporting
  • Alarms and escalation
  • Defined use cases
  • Automated ticketing
  • Crisis management planning
  • Incident breach response
  • Reporting and dashboards
Technology: Secuvant provides its clients with state-of-the-art technologies including:
  • SIEM: Security Information and Event Manager where logs and events are stored and used to search for cyber threats. Alerts and AI are involved in good products to provide a degree of automated protection.
  • Intrusion Detection or Threat Detection: Detects and inspects an organization’s infrastructure for cyber threats.
  • Vulnerability Scanning: The management and execution of both internal and external scanning, alerting according to priority, and reporting.
  • Collectors and Sensors: To analyze logs that need to be captured. Similarly, a data stream can be captured with a sensor or SPAN port.
  • Network Threat Analytics: Real-time threat detection and full packet capture with Machine Learning to address events and risks.
  • SOC Orchestration: Centralized event and alert management.
  • Technology Investment protection: Secuvant is independent from any vendor, working with other security tools already purchased by clients to gain as much visibility as possible. We don’t replace technology already purchased and working effectively and efficiently.
With today’s data breach environment, SOC-As-A-Service can provide a cost-effective solution to detecting, responding, and protecting your organization’s assets from a potential cyber incident. It’s important to find a provider or MSSP that understands your needs and business environment, offering cybersecurity controls and threat intelligence suited for your business.
Have questions regarding Secuvant’s SOC-As-A-Service? Contact Secuvant at 855-732-8826 or contactus@secuvant.com today.