Selecting the right SOC strategy for your business
By 2025, 33% of organisations that currently have internal security functions will attempt and fail to build an effective internal Security Operations Centre (SOC).
Why such a high rate of failure? Gartner cites resource constraints such as lack of budget, expertise and staffing as the main reasons. While that’s undoubtedly accurate, having a strategy for choosing the correct SOC model for your organisation – which considers your specific constraints as well as your needs – mitigates the risk of failure.
And getting it right from the outset is critical. Spending on your SOC needs to show a return on that investment, while failure leaves your organisation open to attack. By studying, querying and working with experts, you can build your SOC model – whether that’s in-house or fully-managed – according to your needs today and in the future.
Your SOC should give you confidence that you can innovate and grow without disruption. Choose the correct model and deliver on the promise of resilience for your employees, customers and stakeholders.
Do you have a strategy for selecting your SOC model?
A SOC model that fits
Spiralling IT costs, threat data overload from a sprawling infrastructure, security team fatigue, limited automation or keeping up with compliance are all challenges for IT security leaders. You need to work with your leadership to understand business objectives and plans in the next few years, designing your SOC model in alignment.
By talking to stakeholders and taking stock of your current security gaps, you can develop a strategy for selecting the correct SOC model.
And fortunately for security leaders today, there is a range of SOC models you can choose from. A SOC is no longer the preserve of the large enterprise, where an in-house SOC requires a £1m minimum annual investment. There is a range of options for organisations of all sizes, catering for all budgets, skill levels and specialised security needs.
A SOC selection strategy for success
In Which SOC is the right SOC? Find the best SOC model for your organisation, we explore SOC models and make recommendations, backed by research data and our own experiences working side-by-side with our clients. We cover the advantages and disadvantages of different models, share customer case studies and our SOC toolkit to help develop your strategy.
By taking the time to really understand what the SOC offers, and the different models available to you, you will make significant savings down the line and become invaluable to your team as they navigate the constantly evolving challenge of keeping your business safe from harm – don’t be among the 33%.
Which SOC is the right SOC? Find the best SOC model for your organisation is a practical whitepaper by Adarma that will help you assess SOC models and give you insights for informed conversations about security. Read our whitepaper today and we’ll be standing by to discuss what comes next.
Gartner research, SOC Model Guide, October 2021