Over the last two years, digital transformation has accelerated massively. Criminals are always attuned to this kind of disruption, so the cyber threat landscape has become increasingly sophisticated and challenging. That never seems to change – cyber criminals literally do embrace the same technologies that enable digital transformation. They’re also taking advantage of increased digital activity and there’s certainly been plenty of that lately.
So, now, more than ever, organisations must modernise their Security Operations Centre (SOC) facility to provide optimum cyber threat management capabilities, fulfil governance and compliance expectations, and build cyber resilience
Off-the-shelf solutions tend to have limitations
Organisations vary and are at different stages along their road to digitalisation. By now, many will have found that off-the-shelf cyber security solutions can be inflexible and often don’t cover all their bases. This points to a strong need for a bespoke, contextually rich and proactive monitoring capability that actively contributes to the management of cybersecurity risks.
The partnership approach to threat management
Any security professional looking to modernise their SOC should ideally partner with a security services company that takes time to understand the unique threats they face and their specific needs.
That partner should align with their client, collaborating with them and working with their people, processes and technology – helping them prepare for a cyber-attack and standing side-by-side with them when it happens, ensuring they have the resilience to bounce back. Naturally, any client is also going to want to see that they’re quickly gaining value from their investment.
So, what should organisations of any size look for when seeking a partnership that will yield a robust SOC built to satisfy current needs, while remaining cyber resilient in order to meet future challenges?
Look for the human touch
I believe one of the most important qualities to look for is the willingness of a provider to engage and empathise as people. There should also be a passion and determination to properly understand the unique problems an organisation faces. That means focussing on their attack surface and other demands on the business and IT – challenges that are on premise, hybrid, multi-cloud, and from their extended supply chain. They need a partner that can drive a holistic strategy that addresses all of that so they can detect and respond at scale.
Learn more about how to identify a security services company that will readily address your specific cyber security needs by watching our video.