Table of Contents
IDC PlanScape Figure
Figure: IDC PlanScape: Executive Summary of Building a Security Operations Center
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
Figure: Essential Guidance