A security operations center (SOC) consists of multiple components, including incident response teams, threat intelligence analysts, forensics specialists, vulnerability scanners, and monitoring solutions. Each piece plays a crucial role in protecting your system(s). Incident responders are responsible for responding to incidents and recovering critical assets. Threat intel analysts collect and analyze relevant information about potential threats and vulnerabilities. Forensics specialists perform forensic analysis on computers and networks that have been compromised. Vulnerability scanners scan for known vulnerabilities. And finally, monitoring solutions allow administrators to monitor activity on their servers and applications.
A well-managed SOC requires three main elements: awareness, knowledge, and skills. Awareness refers to being aware of what constitutes an attack and the ability to recognize one when it happens. Knowledge involves understanding the technical aspects of hacking and how to make sense of the data collected during an investigation. Skills include problem-solving abilities, such as analyzing logs and troubleshooting technologies like firewalls and antivirus programs.
Once iTecs is deployed as your SOC, we will test your systems regularly. This testing will involve Penetration Testing and Phishing of your networks to ensure defenses operate well. Penetration testing simulates real-world conditions and tries to break into your computer systems. By doing this, we can ensure that your defenses are strong enough to withstand external attacks.