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Oct 2017 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US43158317

IDC PlanScape: Building a Security Operations Center

By: Mike ChappleAdjunct Research Advisor

Table of Contents

IDC PlanScape Figure

Figure: IDC PlanScape: Executive Summary of Building a Security Operations Center

Executive Summary

Why Is Building a Security Operations Center Important?

Threats Don't Sleep — Neither Should Your SOC!

SOCs Provide Depth of Expertise

SOCs Provide a Single Point of Contact for Security Issues

What Is a Security Operations Center?

Staffing a SOC

Collecting Relevant Data

Powering the SOC with Technology

Building Consistent Processes

Who Are the Key Stakeholders?

Table: Key Stakeholders

How Can My Organization Take Advantage of a Security Operations Center?

Start Small and Iterate

Use a Virtual SOC to Get Underway

Consider a Managed Security Service Provider

Keep the SOC and NOC Separate

Essential Guidance

Figure: Essential Guidance

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