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Facts you need to know about SOC (Security Operations Center)

SOC i.e., Security Operations Center is that army which protects you from the terrorists named as cyber-attacks and online threats. Having said that, it resembles the 24/7 hardworking forces dedicated to preventing, detecting, assessing, and responding to the cyber threats and vulnerabilities. The team is highly skilled and organized with the mission of continuously monitoring and improving the security posture of an organization. Data Security Data is nothing but a piece of useful/meaningful information an organization collects to make decisions and /stay connected with its customer. Data Security means protection of data that is stored in numerous databases and storages, from the unwanted actions of unauthorized users. For example, an organization’s financial data, internal company records are meaningful data and they can be stored on any computing device. Securing data from unauthorized access, by applying some set of principles hence becomes “MANDATORY�. Information Security or Computer Security are the other derivatives of Data Security.

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Some standard practices for ensuring Data Security. 1. Disk Encryption- Converting data into a form that cannot be easily interpreted without a key that makes it legible. 2. Backups- Creating multiple copies of data at regular interval so it can be recovered if the original copy is lost. 3. Data Masking- Masking certain areas of data so sensitive information can be protected from unauthorized access. 4. Data Erasure- Ensuring data no longer in use is completely removed and cannot be recovered by unauthorized people. Threats are not always bound by external sources; we need to focus on Insider Threats as well which now a days are posing more serious risks to any organization. We do have lots of security measures inside our perimeter but is it not enough? Speaking of an organization like ESDS, need to protect its integrity from our staff, vendors, customers who have Co-located their servers, Contractors, etc. The in-depth knowledge of our Network Layout, Connectivity, Policies, Processes, Business practices completely lie in the hands of our staff members. A fully functional SOC is a complex project because it has to deal with wide and endless range or problems related to the data security. As the time gets ahead, there are going to be more challenges, and therefore a SOC has to be prepared for the same. There is going to be the constant need for high-end online security services, and everyone has to brace for it! SOC team has a lot of work to do and that too tirelessly.

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In today’s era, let’s look at the major Areas that needs to be highly secure are Network Security Having your network hacked or broken into can put your business in major jeopardy. Vandalism is another common type of attack. This typically involves planting of misleading or inappropriate information into the system. Network forms the backbone of any IT setup and should be a highly prioritized considering the growing threat of hackers trying to infect as many computers possible.

Cloud Security Are you someone who is Online or use the Social-network, I guess, today everyone is on Social Networking Site. Be it Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, Dropbox, Google drive. Bottom line is, if you are using any of these then certainly you are using cloud computing. Cloud is nothing but virtual space for storing data. There’s no contesting the fact that storing information in the cloud has its benefits. After all, companies no longer have to invest in: (Big Servers, Large infrastructure, IT Staff). They can just get space with a cloud service provider like ESDS and work on a flexible pay-as-usage model.

Mobile Security Today everyone is mobile and security mobility and end points hence is mandatory. Some of the processes one can follow are as follows:  Backup regularly using the trusted backup resources.  Setting up strong password policy so no one has direct access to your mobile.  Physical damages are completely individual responsibilities. No amount of measures implemented in terms of technology can safeguard against physical damage.

Conclusion Looking at all the above key pointers, we get to know about the ideal SOC, the necessities for it in all aspects, the rise of SIS (Security Insight Services), and the vitality of SOC and SIS. To run ta SOC, the comprehensive range of cyber security aspects, high skills, and important competencies have to be considered. Building SOC is a combination of business strategies and high level of security armors as a service.

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Facts you need to know about SOC (Security Operations Center)  

SOC i.e., Security Operations Center is that army which protects you from the terrorists named as cyber-attacks and online threats. Having s...

Facts you need to know about SOC (Security Operations Center)  

SOC i.e., Security Operations Center is that army which protects you from the terrorists named as cyber-attacks and online threats. Having s...

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