The information systems within a company – small, medium or large that it is – increasingly play a fundamental role with a view to the proper management of activities and resources. It is therefore increasingly necessary to protect these systems from possible dangers aimed at affecting their availability, integrity and confidentiality.
For this reason, more and more companies decide to integrate the services provided by a Security Operation Centre (SOC) into their corporate management, i.e. a real structure that provides a series of preventive and proactive services aimed at guaranteeing the security of company information systems.
It is no coincidence, especially in recent years, that the implementation of numerous regulations focusing on safety measures has been appreciated. In the area of ??IT security, in particular, configuration, implementation and management of a detection system for any threats that can seriously compromise the internal system and the entire corporate infrastructure is essential. For this reason, it is fundamental to act with a full perspective to preventing threats.
What is a SOC made of?
The Security Operation Centre is a structure that houses an information security team in charge of constantly monitoring and analysing the security posture of a Company / Customer, equipped with cutting-edge technologies and procedures deriving from internationally recognized frameworks and created by top cybersecurity experts.
A complex structure, therefore, suitable to guarantee both a proactive defence against the most common threats, and an immediate and timely solution in case of serious IT problems that can cause imminent economic, reputational and other damages.
SOC can also be both internal to the company (especially if it is large) and provided in out-sourcing.
What are the services offered by SOC?
SOC offers a plurality of services, applicable according to the specific or momentary and future need of the company / customer.
Security Incident Detection and Monitoring.
It is a first-level SOC, aimed at detecting anomalies in the company’s incoming and outgoing data flows. SOC operators are responsible for configuring and monitoring automated systems (SIEM, IDS, IPS, etc.) aimed at relating the events resulting from the protection systems implemented in the perimeter of the internal technological infrastructure with information or events from the outside world, such as new types of cyber threats, new attack methodologies, or other information on malicious activities. In this way, operators can quantify and assess in advance the possible exposure to the risk of incurring accidents and, in the case of an ongoing accident, implement an immediate response to limit mitigate or reset the magnitude of the resulting damage. The latter activity is generally carried out by the Incident Response team.
Incident Response team.
It is a second level SOC, made up of highly specialized cybersecurity operators. This strong verticality in the skills of the operators allows them to analyse the reports transmitted by the first level SOC to determine precisely if the identified threat is real, what the impact of a possible security incident could be and, above all, put in place, in a rapid and structured way, all the tools and skills necessary to counter the threat.
Proconsul Group S.r.l. uses qualified professionals, with experience gained in enterprise, complex and dynamic, to provide its Partners / Customers with SOC services that meet the highest standards in IT security.