Acutely aware of the adverse business impact of security incidents, organisations are seeking to reduce their exposure and keep their assets secure. Building a successful Security Operations Centre (SOC) can greatly enhance the ability to detect and disrupt cyber attacks, protecting the business from harm.

A SOC serves as the eyes and ears of an organisation, sounding the alarm when suspicious or anomalous activity is detected and enabling a rapid response to reduce the potential impact and severity of security incidents. Without a SOC, organisations lack real-time visibility of threats, impeding their ability to protect business critical assets and effectively manage information risks.

The ISF report, Building a Successful SOC, explores the key elements that are integral to optimising a SOC’s performance, realising operational efficiency and pursuing innovation. It equips organisations with a practical understanding of how to design, establish and enhance a SOC that is both empowered by the business, and aligned with business requirements.

Threat intelligence is an imperative element of a successful Security Operations Centre (SOC). It provides SOC analysts with situational awareness and actionable insights to accelerate security analysis and prevent security incidents. Author of Building A Successful SOC, Dr Emma Bickerstaffe discusses this further in her webinar, listen here.  

Also, Emma and Jamie Cowper, Product Marketing Manager at IBM Security, join the podcast for a discussion about building and enhancing a SOC, or “the eyes and ears of an organisation.” They cover business drivers for improving a SOC; perspectives on internal, external, and hybrid models; and the five core capabilities of a SOC, the full podcast is available here.

Executive Summary and Press Release

Building A Successful SOC: Detect Earlier, Respond Faster

Please fill out the form below to download a complimentary Executive Summary and Press Release .

Please provide your details to download this document:

The Information Security Forum (ISF) is a data controller for the personal data collected on this website.

For information on how we collect and use your personal data, please read our Privacy Notice.

From time to time, the ISF would like to contact you regarding our latest products, services and events.

By ticking the relevant boxes below, please indicate your preferences on how you want to be contacted:

You can update your preferences at any time, or withdraw consent after submission by going to the ‘Already Registered’ tab.

Please check this box to confirm that you have read and agree with our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use

Please enter the email address you previously registered with to access the download:

You have previously downloaded from our website. For more information on how we use your personal information, please see our Privacy Notice.

Please refamiliarise yourself with our Terms Of Use.

To update your preferences on how you would like to be contacted by the ISF, please indicate below:

To unsubscribe from all ISF communications. Click here: